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Electronic Postcards

Alumni volunteers now have an improved online resource at their disposal as they reach out and make connections with the general alumni population. The electronic postcards section of the Alumni Association Web site now includes several new images and the capacity to save each electronic greeting.

The postcards feature nine categories of MIT-oriented images, including campus photos, Charles River views, MIT hacks, and a new category of Tim the Beaver cartoons. With the addition of the eight new Tim the Beaver (and Tina the Beaver) cartoons, alumni can now choose from 72 postcards. The humorous drawings of the MIT mascot were done by local artist Tim Fish.

More important, the collection of postcards was enhanced to allow users to save the electronic greetings they send. For volunteers who use the postcards to drum up attendance at events, keep in touch with alumni, or solicit participants, it is so easy to send one message to multiple recipients, as well as keep a record of their correspondence.

“We heard from several alumni volunteers that this was a programming improvement they were eager to see,” says Maggy Bruzelius, director of alumni network services for the Alumni Association. “We are always on the lookout for ways to enhance our online services for alumni.”

The postcards are accessible to alumni with an Infinite Connection account and can be found on the Association Web site at web.mit.edu.

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