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New exec board takes IFC reins

A month after they were elected, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) is being run by a completely new group. Headed by Andrew L. Dorne ’14 from Phi Sigma Kappa as president, the new executive board of MIT’s IFC was inaugurated on Dec. 5.

As president, Dorne says that while his biggest goal is to “develop strong bonds between different fraternities through transparency and communication,” he will also work to change the perception that the fraternities have of the IFC.

“The IFC is often viewed only as a judicial body, but JudComm (our judicial committee), is only a portion of the IFC,” Dorne said. “It is my vision that the IFC can be viewed as a supportive resource, bringing fraternities together to talk collectively about issues and challenges faced by the entire community.”

The IFC is the governing body for the fraternity system at MIT, composed of 27 fraternity chapters and almost 25 percent of the undergraduate student population. One of the new initiatives the IFC put forward this year for its member organizations was a Presidents’ Retreat. During the retreat, presidents and representatives from over 15 different fraternities met with the old and new exec members to discuss various aspects of fraternal life, according to Dorne.

“I’m extremely excited to begin working with the IFC board, our chapters, and the MIT community to take on these issues,” Dorne said.

The other members of the executive board are as follows:

Vice President: Brian L. Alvarez ’15 (Kappa Sigma)

Judicial Committee Chair: Evan Tencer ’15 (Delta Kappa Epsilon)

Recruitment & Programming Chair: Haldun Anil ’15 (Theta Chi)

Risk Manager: Jimmy J. Gomez ’14 (Theta Delta Chi)

Public Relations Chair: Zev J. Bimstein ’15 (Delta Tau Delta)

Executive Assistant: Samuel S. Oppenheim ’16 (Zeta Psi)

—Stan Gill