Clear skies, red jackets, and big smiles were common sights on campus during Tech Reunions 2014, held June 5–8. More than 3,300 alumni—representing 14 class years, the Cardinal and Gray Society, MIT10, and graduate programs—enjoyed four days of celebrations that included 159 events such as the annual Tech Night at Pops, the late-night Toast to Tech, special programs for graduate alumni, and a Technology Day program on the future of planet Earth. During the Technology Day luncheon, the Alumni Association welcomed MIT president L. Rafael Reif as its newest honorary member.
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