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Letter From Fleming House

This letter was left at MIT along with a miniature cannon in place of the Fleming House Cannon, which was removed from McDermott Court by Fleming House residents and alumni early Monday morning.

April 10th, 2006

To the MIT community,

Last week, Fleming Hovse became personally entangled in the friendly rivalry between the California and other Institutes of Technology. Fleming Hovse has many proud traditions and memorabilia spanning 73 years. The Fleming Cannon is one of these traditions and today we demonstrate the dedication we possess to protect them. Over the span of the last five days, Fleming undergrads and alums have executed with inspiring haste the recovery of our beloved cannon. While we will be pleased to see the cannon’s return, Fleming Hovse now has renewed investment in the Caltech response. Another of Fleming Hovse’s traditions is the motto, Let the Deed Shaw. Today our deeds have done just that, and we vow that our further actions will speak louder than these words.


Scott Jordan

Fleming President 2006