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Nicholas Chornay—The Tech
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Ethan A. Solomon—The Tech
A hazardous materials decontamination tent was set up in the Westgate parking lot early Tuesday morning in response to a New House bomb scare. Cambridge and MIT police eventually determined that there was never any threat to campus safety, and that harmless construction materials were mistaken for pipe bombs. Nobody required decontamination.
Ethan A. Solomon—The Tech
MIT and Cambridge police and firefighters coordinated the response to potential pipe bombs in New House early Tuesday morning. There was never any threat to campus safety, but the Cambridge bomb squad carried out a series of water-cannon “disruptions” on objects that looked like pipe bombs in a New House lounge, in an effort to disable them if they were dangerous.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
A stuffed Pikachu is visible on one graduate’s mortarboard. Other creative designs included a graduated cylinder and flags of different nations.
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
Tim the Beaver made an appearance to admire the cake.
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
Balloons representing the class years of alumni present for their class reunions were scattered throughout Killian.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
On June 3, 983 undergraduates and 1,471 graduate students received their degrees.
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
Ice sculptures of objects with significance to MIT’s history and the Toast to Tech event adorned tables around Killian.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Professor Alex H. Slocum ’82 was just as excited as the graduates.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
President Susan J. Hockfield prepares to give her charge to the graduates.
Jessica Liu—The Tech
Fireworks light up the sky in front of the Prudential Center, MIT’s 750 feet high (134.32 Smoot) “birthday card.”
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
Seven thousand people arrived at Killian Court to celebrate MIT’s 150th birthday.
Grgur Tokic
Lightning appeared in the sky over Boston during the tornado and thunderstorm last week.
Jessica Liu—The Tech
Alumni and friends dance to music by Boston City Rhythm during the Toast to Tech event on Saturday.
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
MIT President Susan J. Hockfield uses a sword to cut the MIT-shaped cake.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
The class of 2011 was MIT’s 145th graduating class, which coincides with MIT’s 150th year. The discrepancy was caused because the Civil War delayed the start of classes.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Some students displayed symbols representing their major on their mortarboards.