Ho Yin Au—The Tech
MIT President L. Rafael Reif, along with Provost Martin A. Schmidt PhD ’88, Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88, and members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last Friday. Reif was nominated by Harvard President Drew Faust and by the Edgerton Lab. Reif donated $100 to the ALS Association. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, after the American baseball player who was afflicted with ALS. Gehrig was a member of Phi Delta Theta when he studied at Columbia University.
Alexander C. Bost—The Tech
Students rode the Scourge of the East, a Viking-themed pendulum swing built by residents of East Campus for the East Side Party, a Residence Exploration (REX) event, on Sunday night. The East Side Party featured a three-story fort complete with a fully functioning roller coaster, ramen-noodle wrestling, and 3-D Twister.