Seven of the residential pledges were to sororities, and another 110 females living on campus also joined sororities. With 117 total pledges, sorority rush numbers were equal to those of last year, but fraternity and independent living group pledge numbers were significantly lower than they have been in the past.
In his speech, Shulman outlined an agenda for meeting his goal of seeing “as many improvements to MIT as possible.” He stated that he would like to see the Institute’s capital campaign begin to directly benefit the student body.
The Department of Justice had approached MIT to do a “technical evaluation” of the system, but MIT technicians and administrators decided that it would not be appropriate for the Institute to undertake the review.
“Algebraic topology is his field, but he is remarkable in his ability to go beyond that,” said the late Professor of Mathematics Gian-Carlo Rota of Peterson in 1997. “He does a wide variety of things.”
In a slow rush year with pledging down significantly from last year, ATO received 15 pledges, up three from last year. Kappa Sig received 21 pledges, the greatest number received by any fraternity this year.
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