Charging the incoming class to become more actively involved in their education and to assume leadership roles, President Charles M. Vest formally welcomed the Class of 2004 to the Institute.
After submitting a plan of compliance to the CLC, Kappa Sig received a substantial reward. CLC Executive Officer Richard V. Scali said that Kappa Sig can conduct house tours on Saturday from 12-7 p.m. and on Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After extensive renovations this summer, two popular student hangouts and dining options will once again open their doors in the next few weeks.
But more to the point this morning, you are the MIT Class of 2004! So here you are full of energy, excitement, enthusiasm, intelligence and undoubtedly a little unspoken apprehension heading into new territory joining one of the most important, innovative and intense academic communities in the world. The skit we just watched suggested that entering MIT is like appearing on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Just enroll, learn about technology, graduate and become the next Bill Gates. Others undoubtedly will tell you that MIT will be more like Survivor. Indeed, this week in The Tech, our student newspaper, you will read many conflicting views, opinions and advice about life and learning at MIT.
Calculus, physics, chemistry, and humanities: by now, all members of the Class of 2004 know this standard freshman lineup by heart. Yesterday afternoon, however, they got a chance to explore alternate ways of fulfilling their freshman requirements at the open houses for Concourse, Experimental Studies Group (ESG), and Integrated Studies Program (ISP).
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