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Living Groups Court Students at Midway

By Kristen Landino

Freshmen got their first taste of the MIT housing options last night at the residence midway.

MIT’s living groups converged on Johnson Athletic Center as a prelude to the rush which will begin today at 12:45 p.m. in Killian Court.

Upperclassmen distributed information pamphlets, rush books, and business cards to freshmen as a lure to stop by their living groups during the coming days. Bexley Hall’s absence was consistent with their anti-rush philosophy.

Each dormitory’s display tried to give freshmen an idea of what life was like at their residence.

To emphasize their social environment, Baker did not distribute pamphlets but had a number of residents on hand to discuss life at Baker.

Random Hall residents sported yellow tape with the words “non-conforming material” printed in black letters.

One Senior House resident wore a dress made with only a Senior House t-shirt and masking tape.

Many of the fraternities had similar displays with pictures, rush books and smiling fraternity members.

Phi Kappa Sigma displayed “The Vortex.” Freshmen climbed into a black tunnel to view pictures of the house’s biannual Scuffle party.

Beta Theta Pi set up couches and coffee tables to emphasize the laid-back atmosphere of their fraternity.

Freshmen appeared to be using the time yesterday evening to begin winnowing their options. Anna Parish ’03 said, “I’m pretty sure that I’m going to live in a dorm but I haven’t really looked around enough to figure out which one I like the most.”