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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Photos by Greg Steinbrecher

Alchemist was fitted with a shirt promoting the annual “Dance ’Till You Drop” party held by the Burton Third Bombers. Previous years’ hacks to promote DTYD have included the shadow of the Bomber airplane inside the Bldg. 7 dome and a fake cement bomb on Kresge Lawn.

On June 3, 983 undergraduates and 1,471 graduate students received their degrees.

A stuffed Pikachu is visible on one graduate’s mortarboard. Other creative designs included a graduated cylinder and flags of different nations.

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.

Professor Alex H. Slocum ’82 was just as excited as the graduates.

Some students displayed symbols representing their major on their mortarboards.

President Susan J. Hockfield prepares to give her charge to the graduates.

Hackers installed a 40-foot-long Nyan Cat and rainbow trail in Lobby 7 last week. A popular internet meme, Nyan Cat is a flying cat with a Pop-Tart body that leaves behind a rainbow trail, whose journey is frequently set to the Japanese Vocaloid song Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya, according to

SaveTFP held a stress-relieving dog-petting study break in W20-407 yesterday. Dozens of students attended and pampered the six dogs.

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