Vivian Hu—The Tech
Mrs. Reif looks on as President Reif prepares to do a yo-yo trick during Monday’s community picnic. The community service-themed picnic, which offered several ways to contribute to local charitable organizations, celebrated the 41 years of service that recently-retired ombudsperson Mary Rowe had given to the MIT community.
In a crowd of protesting students who gathered in the Common on Wednesday night, Hong Kongese parents rallied in hopes of bringing a future of democracy to their children. Demonstrators shared heartfelt stories and words of encouragement. One speaker of the night, Tianyu Zhang from mainland China, said to the crowd, “I am jealous that you can fight for your freedoms. I don’t think you are just fighting for Hong Kong. I think you are fighting for all the Chinese in the world.”