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From Slice of MIT Thursday, September 1

What happened when MIT decided to stage a pageant? Forget your memories of dowdy high school parades and off-tune solos—MIT re-conceived the notion of pageant. This spring, to celebrate a century in Cambridge, MIT marked the move from Boston with light, color, arts, and elements of MIT’s history.

From The Boston Herald Saturday, May 7

“The Massachusetts Institute of Technology celebrated the 100th anniversary of the university’s move from Boston to Cambridge yesterday with a parade across the Charles River that featured wacky creations designed and built by MIT students, faculty, staff, researchers and alumni.”

From The Boston Globe Saturday, May 7

“Crowds scrambled for photos and selfies Saturday afternoon, cheering “Smooooot!” as Oliver Smoot slowly made his way over the Harvard Bridge in a red 1941 Buick convertible, followed by a group of students bearing a “Smoot Brigade” banner.”

From The Boston Globe Friday, May 6

“MIT has always done things in its own gritty, smart, nerdy way; when other universities were erecting beautiful, individual brick buildings separated by grassy quads and pristine walkways, MIT left spires aside and built out infinite corridors, cramming people, departments, and buildings together closely in ungainly but very efficient ways.”

From Boston Globe Wednesday, May 4

Oliver Smoot is coming back to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this week — but this time, he won’t be used to measure the length of the Harvard Bridge.