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Members of the MIT Flying Club grab a bite to eat at Café Heaven in downtown Provincetown, Mass. The Flying Club has annual flyouts to regional destinations.
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Hawaiian Sarah P. Kama ’08 is decorated by her family in flowers at the Commencement reception area on Kresge Oval. This year’s Commencement ceremony was held June 6.
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Pilot Andreas Mershin listens to the weather report before flying to Provincetown, Mass. The forecast was good with clear skies and moderate gusts.
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Members of the Class of 2008 celebrate their new-found freedom at the end of the Commencement ceremony by throwing their caps into the air at Killian Court. See pages 10–11 for more photographs from MIT’s 2008 Commencement Exercises.
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Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, delivers the Commencement address in front of thousands of graduates and their family members. This year’s Commencement ceremony was held on June 6 on Killian Court.
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Department of Chemistry graduate Ziliang “Carter” Lin ’08 wears a cap decorated with the chemical symbol for chlorine during this year’s Commencement ceremony, which was held June 6 on Killian Court. Several other students in the department wore caps bearing the symbols of different elements.
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Temporary flower beds flank the stage as Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, delivers the Commencement address. This year’s Commencement ceremony was held June 6 on Killian Court.
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Graduates congregate at the Johnson Indoor Track prior to the beginning of the Commencement ceremony, which was held June 6 on Killian Court.
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Sterling Airport is home base for pilot Andreas Mershin. Sterling is located about an hour from Boston and sees mostly small planes and gliders.
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2008 Class President Phi Ho.
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Helen H. Liang ’08 (left) and Wendi Li ’08 celebrate as they walk down off the stage after receiving their undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This year’s Commencement ceremony was held June 6 on Killian Court.
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Heavy rains during the night and in the early morning fill every seat with rain water. Much to everyone’s relief, the rain ended just before the faculty and graduates entered Killian Court for this year’s Commencement ceremony held June 6.
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Flying Club members and staff reporter Emily Prentice (far left) talk planes at the Provincetown airport. Andreas Mershin piloted a 30-year-old Cessna while Henry Hallam ’09 (third from left) took his group down in a much newer Piper (pictured).
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Pilot Andreas Mershin tries on an African Safari hat at Marine Specialties Inc. in Provincetown, Mass. The store specializes in military surplus and has a large collection of specialty hats and uniforms.
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Brain and Cognitive Sciences graduate Elizabeth R. Ricker ’08 displays a figure of a brain on her cap during this year’s Commencement ceremony, which was held June 6 on Killian Court.
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Graduate Student Council President Leeland B. Ekstrom.
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A student’s cap with a figure reading “2008” sticks out from the crowd. This year’s Commencement ceremony was held June 6 on Killian Court.
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Pictured is a view of Cape Cod from 7,000 feet in the air. The MIT Flying Club had its annual flyout in Provincetown, Mass. this year. See page 9 for more about the flyout.