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Activities to hold an "open house"


Activities to hold an "open house"



By Ben Stanger

The Association of Student Activities (ASA) is planning on holding an Activities Open House on Friday, March 1, according to ASA President Nicholaos Panayotopoulos '85.

The Open House will be held on the fourth floor of the Student Center from 1 to 5 pm. Activities without offices on the fourth floor of the Student Center can have tables set up in rooms 407 and 491.

The Open House has been set [el-12p06]

up for people who missed the Activities Midway in September, Panayotopoulos said. Many upperclassmen don't return to the Institute in time for the midway and some freshmen are reluctant to join activities when they first get here. He added that the Open House is also intended to boost declining student participation in activities.

"We're giving the activities a chance to expand their membership," Panayotopoulos continued. "I hope they take advantage of it."

He added that sixteen activities were registered to participate in the Open House as of Friday's deadline. Activities still wishing to participate may register by phone. The ASA planned for [el-18p04]

thirty activities in all to take part in the Open House.

The Open House will be a smaller event than the Activities Midway. "In order to make [the Open House] successful, we decided not to make it as ambitious as an Activities Midway," Panayotopoulos said. Nearly 90 MIT student activities participated in this year's Activities Midway.

Panayotopoulos added that it is difficult to calculate the exact number of activities which are presently alive because so few activities file registration forms with the ASA. There are close to 150 activities, he said.

If this year's Open House is successful, the ASA plans to continue it every year.