Relive Moving Day at MIT

by Jay London on May 11, 2016 · 0 comments

in Alumni Life, Campus, Campus Culture, Events

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Nearly 500 MIT alumni marched in the Moving Day at MIT parade.

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The parade’s grand marshal was Oliver Smoot ’62.

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MIT's student "Smoot Brigade" helped lead the parade's procession.

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NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra celebrates MIT's centennial with a message from space.

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MIT's Great Dome illuminated with imagery and quotes throughout the pageant.

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MIT's greatest minds faced off in a comical battle of mens versus manus.

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Excerpted lyrics from "We are the Engineers," which was performed by MIT students.

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The oageant featured a closing performance from the dance collective Pilobolus.

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MIT, anagrammed as the "Institute of Tactless Naughty Smooches."

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More than 200 MIT community members attended the evening barbecue.

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Legions of MIT community members, including more than 500 MIT alumni, celebrated Moving Day at MIT, the 100th anniversary of the Institute’s move from Boston to Cambridge, on May 7. Moving Day featured a day and evening of events that celebrated MIT’s century in Cambridge, including a ceremonial parade across the Mass. Ave. Bridge, led by grand marshall Ollie Smoot ’62; an evening barbecue for MIT alumni; the festive Mind and Hand: A Pageant; and late-night dance parties at four locations across campus.

Moving spectacle: MIT marks 100 years in Cambridge with “Crossing the Charles” parade and evening celebration,” MIT News

“They arrived via water and over land, by raft and hydrofoil, on foot and in experimental vehicles. Some paddled. Some danced. Some walked alongside robots. In all, hundreds of members of the MIT community on Saturday celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Institute’s move from Boston into Cambridge, Massachusetts with a unique procession across the Charles River, fueled by humor and creativity.”

View the slideshow above, featuring photos taken by MIT Alumni Association staff, then learn how you can relive Moving Day at MIT.

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The words “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” on the Great Dome was anagrammed to spell, among others, “Changeless Institute of Outcast Mythos,” “Massachusetts Touchstone of Gentility,” and “Institute of Tactless Naughty Smooches.”

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Tim the Beaver leads the procession into the Mind and Heart pageant. 

Photo credits: N. Morell; A. Scott; J. Cole; K. Repantis; N. Duvergne Smith; J. Barr; A. Dolan Wilson; R. Ferrara; C. Tempesta; E. Kathan; J. London; L. Wojtkun; K. Hunter; T. Johnson; C. Shi; N. Crosby; A. Ashe.

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