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MIT150 Toast to Tech Caps Reunions

More than 3,800 alumni and guests—the largest Tech Reunions crowd ever—converged on campus in June, concluding MIT’s sesqui­centennial celebrations.

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1. At Toast to Tech, the MIT150 finale, President Susan Hockfield wielded a sword to make the first slice in a 750-pound sesquicentennial cake created in the shape of MIT campus buildings. (An extra 250 pounds of cupcakes formed a miniature Charles River.) Nearly 8,000 people attended the June 4 event.

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2. MIT Alumni Association president Anne Street ’69, SM ’72, passed the gavel to incoming president Greg Turner ’74, MArch ’77, at the Tech Day luncheon, where classes announced some $60 million in reunion giving.

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3. Tom Scholz ’69 of the rock band Boston plays guitar with the Boston Pops. He wrote the band’s first hit song, “Foreplay,” while a student at MIT.

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4. The Great Dome was illuminated beneath the Toast to Tech fireworks.

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5. Lani Rapp Wegrzyn ’01 (left), Christina ­Cosman ’01 (holding her son Tadhg), and Saujin Yi ’01 catch up at an MIT10 reception at the MIT Museum.

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6. The Class of 1986, including Robert Jones (left), Linda Stephens Woodson, and a companion, enjoyed a 25th-reunion brunch at the president’s house.

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7. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie McGuire ’96 sings with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart at Tech Night at the Pops.

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8. Olympic rowers Steve Tucker ’91 (left) and Chet Riley ’62 and Linda Muri ’85, who has won 21 national and world championships, participated in the Reunion Row. The classes of 1966 and 1991 tied for first place.

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9. Following tradition, the 50th-reunion class led the graduating students into Killian Court for commencement. Bill Hecht ’61, SM ’76, and Bennett Zarren ’61 carried the class banner.

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10. The 40th-reunion dinner brought Mildred Cheung and her husband, Gim Horn ’71, SM ’72, EE ’73, SM ’73, and Amy Chang and her husband, Clifton Chang ’71, to the Media Lab complex, which offers a view of the Boston skyline.

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