Today’s #helloMIT post comes from Quora, where MIT students and alumni give advice on going to MIT. Today we’re posting for all of you starting your first semester as the MIT Class of 2018. Read the advice: http://mitsha.re/1mI6UDa

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Theme of the week: #helloMIT

Welcome, class of 2018! This week we’re sending good vibes your way, via Tumblr. :) Submit a post about your first days at MIT - we’re listening!

hippoplatypus

IIIIIII’M A BEAVER

hippoplatypus:

YOU’RE A BEAVER WE ARE BEAVERS ALL.
AND WHEN WE GET TOGETHER, WE DO THE BEAVER CALL
EU DU DX, EX DX
COSINE SECANT TANGENT SINE, 3.14159
INTEGRAL RADICAL, μ, DV
SLIPSTICK, SLIDERULE, MIT

GOOOOO TECH.

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Theme of the week: #helloMIT

Welcome, class of 2018! This week we’re sending good vibes your way, via Tumblr. :) Submit a post about your first days at MIT - we’re listening!

Some very creative individuals are building a roller coaster in East Campus. That’s right, a roller coaster. Pictured here are two of the engineers, Ben Katz ‘16 and Wesley Lau ‘16. 

Read more about it on BostInno: http://mitsha.re/1sbZvyX

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Theme of the week: Dorm life

MIT dorms have their own culture. This week we’re featuring a unique perspective of dorm life, #onlyatMIT. 

This morning, MIT President L. Rafael Reif accepted a double #IceBucketChallenge from Harvard President Drew Faust and the MIT Edgerton Center. The ice bucket challenge is raising funds to help scientists research the causes of and potential treatments for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

President Reif invited the MIT community to participate, and he dedicated the event to Karolina Fraczkowska ‘01, whose husband recently died of the disease. 

Reif now challenges Shruti Sharma, president of the MIT Undergraduate Association; Kendall Nowocin, president of the MIT Graduate Student Council; Thomas Rosenbaum, president of the California Institute of Technology; Christina Paxson, president of Brown University; and Nicholas Dirks, chancellor of UC Berkeley.

In true MIT style, students engineered two pouring contraptions for the event. :-D

—- Message from MIT President L. Rafael Reif —-

My dear friend up the river—Harvard's president Drew Faustand our own Edgerton Center have each issued me the ice-bucket challenge as part of the campaign to raise funds for ALS research.

I heartily accept! I plan to make a donation—and to do my ice-bucket duty on Friday, August 22, at 11 AM in Killian Court.

Fellow members of the MIT community: Join me! I’ll have extra buckets for anyone who wishes to participate. Who wants to engineer some kind of contraption to tip my bucket? Design constraint: the vessel for the water should be a standard 5-gallon bucket. If multiple contraptions get built, I’ll seek volunteers to use them alongside me. See you at 11 on Friday morning!

L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT

“East Campus residents are an energetic, eccentric, caring bunch of people, with a strong sense of who they are and some of the deepest-held traditions on campus, but who are also constantly reinventing themselves. It’s a concentrated microcosm of the MIT culture and ethos, and I’m really looking forward to being part of that.”

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Theme of the week: Dorm life

MIT dorms have their own culture. This week we’re featuring a unique perspective of dorm life, #onlyatMIT. 

Lobby 7. Photo by Stuart Darsch. “When MIT was built in 1916, the central group of buildings on campus was oriented toward the Charles River. The Dome Building, which is Building 10, with large foyer (Lobby 10), was meant to be the main entrance. … In 1938, the main entrance was moved to its present location in Building 7, located on Massachusetts Avenue. The Infinite Corridor… begins here.” - studentlife.mit.edu/mindandhandbook/campus-life/building-history #lobby7 #mit #onlyatmit #mitcampus  (at MIT Lobby 7)

Lobby 7. Photo by Stuart Darsch. “When MIT was built in 1916, the central group of buildings on campus was oriented toward the Charles River. The Dome Building, which is Building 10, with large foyer (Lobby 10), was meant to be the main entrance. … In 1938, the main entrance was moved to its present location in Building 7, located on Massachusetts Avenue. The Infinite Corridor… begins here.” - studentlife.mit.edu/mindandhandbook/campus-life/building-history #lobby7 #mit #onlyatmit #mitcampus (at MIT Lobby 7)