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CC Reunion Went Well

I would like to share with you a little about my experience at the Chocolate City alumni reunion in February.

Chocolate City was founded by Glenn A. Graham '77, Kevin S. Campbell '76, and Albert H. Frazier, Jr. '78. Since 1975, Chocolate City has grown to include 28 strong, intelligent men. On the weekend of Feb. 17 the men of CC hosted their second CC alumni reunion, celebrating 20 years of existence.

Alumni began arriving on Friday evening. That evening, they were invited to attend a reception with current CC brothers and a few administrators. As a member of the newly admitted class of CC, I found this event to be very informative as I learned more and more about the history of Chocolate City. I never thought that I would hear so many different stories about one place in one night. I felt as if I was at a family reunion, where people just sit around having a good time, laughing and talking about the "old days."

Saturday morning, there was an Alumni Brunch followed by the Black Students' Union-Chocolate City discussion in the BSU lounge located in Walker Memorial. This year's topic of discussion was "Black Student Life at MIT: Past, Present, and Future." This was another of the more informative events that took place that weekend. The alums told their stories of what it was like to be a black student on MIT's campus; I found it very interesting that today, black students on MIT's campus encounter some of the same problems that alumni were faced with years ago.

After the discussion, a basketball game at Rockwell Cage and the Alumni Banquet at the Sloan School of Management Faculty Club followed. Sunday and Monday, with the exception of church and a rap session discussing the future of Chocolate City, were a time for the alums to relax and enjoy each other's company one last time before the reunion ended.

On the whole, this year's reunion was very successful thanks to the hard work and planning of Marcus Alan Gilbert '94 and Carl J. Michaud '95.

Nathaniel Riley Jr. '98