As the Boston area is blanketed with more than 80 inches of snow, many MIT alumni shared memories from other major snowstorms while students at the ‘tute.
On the Association’s Facebook page, Mike Harlan ’78 recalled Boston being shut down for a full week. “It’s the only time I’ve ever seen or heard of a snowplow being snowed-in, trapped in three to four feet of snow on all sides,” said Harlan.
Rosemary McNaughton ’97 remembers the Tennis Bubble collapsing on April Fool’s Day 1997, the first snow day for MIT since 1978. And Aisha Taylor ’00 added, “We thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke because MIT closed. There’s a snowflake on our Brass Rat because of it.”
Other alumni commented on the challenges of riding a unicycle over snow (Pete LaMaster SM ’79), a dramatic drag race on the Mass Ave bridge (Dan Swanson ’75), and the joys of seeing a Hawaiian roommate playing in the snow for the first time (John Vencill ’64, SM ’65).
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