The people at Microsoft Research New England are excited to announce that Boaz Barak will be joining them. I imagine the situation is similar to their hiring of Madhu Sudan. They continue to build up a remarkable collection of researchers.
Harvard's Allston complex is officially suspended.
JeffE doesn't post so much these days, so you might have missed this great post with his favorite useless theorem. (I hope this starts a series of "Favorite Useless Theorems" -- please send him, or me, if you have examples of your own.)
Nela Rybowicz, staff senior editor for IEEE (and who I've dealt with for pretty much all of my Transactions on Information Theory papers), informed me that she'll soon be retiring. She'll be missed.