Catherine "Kay" Stratton laughs with her daughters, Cay Stratton (left) and Cary Stratton Boyd (right), during her 90th birthday party on Jan. 16 in the Emma Rogers Room. Mrs. Stratton was first lady of the Institute from 1959-66, when her late husband, Julius Adams Stratton, was MIT's president. She initiated the Aging Successfully lecture series, which is now part of The Catherine Stratton Lecture Series established by the MIT Women's League in her honor. Photo / Donna Coveney
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 28, 2004.