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Tech Reunions

Giving tops $250 million

When some 3,400 alumni came to campus June 7–10, they enjoyed 156 events, including music and dancing at Toast to Tech Saturday night—plus the satisfaction of making a major contribution to MIT’s future through record-setting reunion giving of $250.1 million.

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Flowers bloom in a Tech Day salute to President Susan Hockfield, who was cited as an “infinite gardener” of MIT’s great ideas.

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Alumni Association president Greg Turner ’74, MArch ’77, holds the MIT mace aloft as he leads the commencement procession.

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Music and theater arts professor Marcus Thompson performs at Tech Night at Pops.

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Chiquita White ’85 begins her term as MIT Alumni Association president.

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At Pops, President Hockfield chats with Mary Francis Wagley ’47.

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Special programs for graduate-only alumni included a poster session; here Pui-Wa Li, SM ’12, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, presents her work.

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Annual Fund board chair Doug Bailey ’72, SM ’74, ME ’75, presents President Hockfield with a symbolic check for $250.1 million.

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50th reunion class officers Hank McCarl ’62 and Mead Wyman ’62 lead a procession of some 170 classmates into commencement.

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Class officers Paul Levy ’72, MCP ’74, Bonny Kellermann ’72, and Duncan Allen ’72 celebrate their 40th reunion at the Media Lab.

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Leslie Liu ’89, SM ’94, and Ling Yi Liu ’87, SM ’90, PhD ’90, enjoy his 25th-reunion brunch at Gray House.

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Janaki Kates ’02, her son, Jackson, and her husband, Andrew, have a hands-on experience at the MIT Museum during the MIT10 reception.

Photos by Chris Brown, Darren McCollester, Dominick Reuter, and Michael Basu

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