Log all your MIT
A record-breaking total of more than 5,000 alumni and friends attended this year’s MIT Tech Reunions, held online June 4-6. There are special activities for the year’s union classes as well, and the entire MIT community is invited to watch the online Tech Night at Pops, learn from Technology Day faculty, and attend on virtual campus tours.
Symphony Hall at home
Since the 123rd annual Tech Night at Pops is being held almost, there is no limit to the number of alumni and visitors that can attend, and everyone gets a seat up front. Led by an empty Symphony Hall by Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops Orchestra created a program designed for the occasion, featuring Institute favorites such as “Arise All Ye of MIT” and a 50th-reunion celebration in Class of 1971 with tones from Three Dog Night and Carole King. The evening also included classical pieces such as the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto-featuring soloist William Wang, an MIT PhD candidate and music student in MIT’s conservatory-level Emerson Program, on his first performance with a professional orchestra. Consistent with tradition, the broadcast of “Stars and Stripes Forever” and a (virtual) balloon drop ended. Throughout the show, alumni and guests were treated to a chat of greetings and memories from around the world.
Stephanie Sharo Chiesi ’99, ’01,
So excited to be sharing Tech Night at Pops with my 3.5 year old tonight from here in Tucson!
Debbie Zapping ’86:
Hello from Austin, TX! Here as part of the events of the 35th reunion in 1986.
Jesse Heines ’70:
We’ve seen Pops a lot of times, but we’ve always looked forward to it.
Maris Fravel ’56:
I enjoyed my first Pops concert since graduation.
Alan Whitney ’66,
SM ’67, PhD ’74:
Alan Whitney, Class of ’66 here (BSEE, MSEE, PhD); as an undergrad and grad-school student, I played the 1st violin at the MIT Symphony of all years.
Nowa Lubega ’86:
Greetings from Uganda–my first Pops concert. Beauty!
Dalié Jiménez ’01:
Hello from the road in southern California! Hello Class in 2001!
Bob Nakata ’81,
Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii!
Jennifer Dickson ’96:
Greetings from Charleston SC. It’s fun. Congratulations to all who made this unity possible.
Lucas Camelo Sá ’16:
Hello from Fortaleza, Brazil!
Jim Mannoia ’71:
Our 50th year together too! Who would have thought! Watching the live stream while eating my Tech Night gift of pop pop at Pops and watching polo at the Santa Barbara Polo Club.
Ric Schonblom ’56, SM ’57:
Good to be here. First time “on campus” in over fifty years!
Philip Huang ’99:
Hello from Shanghai!
Surekha Vajjhala Trivedi
’96, SM ’99:
Hi 25th friends to meet again from Class of 1996! I miss seeing all those red jackets in person!