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Bruno B. F. Faviero—The Tech
Provost L. Rafael Reif and his wife Christine leave the Bush room in Building 10 shortly after his election as MIT’s 17th president. Reif will take over from President Susan J. Hockfield on July 2.
Tiffany ira huang—The Tech
A press conference was held on Wednesday on the sixth floor of the new Media Lab
tiffany ira huang—The Tech
The Tech has an exclusive interview with the new president after the Wednesday press conference.
christopher A. maynor—The Tech
Reif also received a poster-sized hacker’s map, which shows MIT’s underground tunnel network.
christopher a. maynor—The Tech
Rafael Reif delivered remarks to students Wednesday evening, recounting his lifelong journey starting in Venezuela and culminating in his election to the MIT presidency this morning.
christopher a. maynor—The Tech
President-elect Rafael Reif greets students at an evening event in the Stata Center on Wednesday.
christopher a. maynor—The Tech
Student advisory group members gave Reif Brass Rat-style napkin rings as a welcoming gift.
tiffany ira huang—The Tech
Chancellor Grimson shakes hands with President Hockfield after commending her various accomplishments as president.
john a. hawkinson—The Tech
A procession of past, present, and future MIT presidents enter 10-250 on Wednesday afternoon. From back, President-elect L. Rafael Reif, MIT’s 16th President Susan J. Hockfield, 15th President Charles M. Vest, and 14th President Paul E. Gray ’54
christopher a. maynor—The Tech
Students were invited by the UA and GSC to meet the president-elect. Dozens showed up to meet Reif, hear brief remarks, and enjoy light refreshments.
tiffany ira huang—The Tech
MIT celebrated their 16th president in Killian Court on Thursday. Hockfield makes a speech directed at the community, offering reflections of her time as president.
john a. hawkinson—The Tech
Local government and MIT administration officials, among many other faculty, students, and staff, gathered in 10-250 Wednesday afternoon to welcome President-elect L. Rafael Reif. Second row, from left: Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy, Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis, Chancellor Eric Grimson PhD ’80, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz SM ’01, Vice President and Secretary of the MIT Corporation Kirk D. Kolenbrander, Dean for Graduate Education Christine Ortiz. First row, from left: Christine Reif, President-elect Rafael Reif, President Susan J. Hockfield, former President Charles M. Vest, and former President Paul E. Gray ’54.
christopher a. maynor—The Tech
Christine Reif, the president-elect’s wife, greets students in the Stata Center on Wednesday.
tiffany ira huang—The Tech
A flash mob wielding various flags of the world appeared shortly after President Hockfield’s speech. The mob danced in the middle of Killian Court before high-fiving Susan Hockfield personally.
tiffany ira huang—The Tech
President Hockfield, taken by surprise at the sudden appearance of the flash mob after her speech.
christopher a. maynor—The Tech
Student well-wishers left messages for the new president in a guestbook at a Stata Center meet-and-greet event.
christopher A. maynor—The Tech
Bryan Owens Bryson G and Amanda C. David ’13, both members of the student advisory group to the presidential search committee, welcomed Reif as president on Wednesday evening in the Stata Center.
bruno b. F. faviero—The Tech
Rafael Reif will be MIT’s 17th president. At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Reif said he would commit his presidency to advancing education, as he has already been doing though the MITx/edX initiative.
christopher a. maynor—The Tech
Rafael Reif shakes hands with Paul M. Kominers ’12 at a student-sponsored reception for the president-elect.
tiffany ira huang—The Tech
Rafael Reif discusses his dedication to continue involvement with the MIT community.
TIFFANY IRA HUANG—The Tech
Reif with pancakes! The president-elect serves pancakes to MIT students at the Flapjacks for Finals event at Lobdell on Sunday.