You may wonder if this is fine, until you see what the stuff.mit.edu is all about. The website says at http://stuff.mit.edu/about.html
stuff.mit.edu is a student-maintained web server whose primary purpose is to provide a customizable homepage designed specifically with students in mind. It is run by the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).Well there must be nothing particularly wrong with it, nor I am suggesting anything is amyss, I just said I want to be a devils' advocate.
Here are the reasons why
1) It is unusual for a faculty to put up a website on the students' community section (even when Ayyadurai himself had a student page in the same URL. How did I know ? from the Google cache http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:Pd4doM6Bxp0J:stuff.mit.edu/people/vashiva/index.html+http://stuff.mit.edu/people/vashiva/&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in&client=firefox-a
I also find that page now moved to http://stuff.mit.edu/people/vashiva/activities.html How did I find it ? MIT guys are just fantastic, they have a superfast search facility on stuff.mit.edu
2) The homepage has been changed recently , as recent as last week, since it also has the fraudulently claimed "Nature" Commentary.It also has a image of Shiva Ayyadurai in poor pixels, which is very familiar to all of us by now, from the controversial Nature India.
3) What would a schoolkid do if he were to sell his graduate student page as a faculty page ? Simply copy the page from somewhere and change the contents. Simple. So being the devil myself, I tried doing that, and if you do so, it would save all the content images in a folder named "index_files" by default.
4) So what ? Nothing great though, I just tried this one, http://stuff.mit.edu/people/vashiva/index_files/ . Well whats great ? Hmm, nothing much other than I know whose page it was copied from . It is http://web.mit.edu/be/people/stachowiak.htm . How did I know ? Simple dude ... I find a file
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I rest my case . You decide...
(PS: I have screenshots and copies of everuthing, just for reference)