• Runners get their numbers prior to the start of the Beaver Dash road race, which raised money for Habitat for Humanity.

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  • President L. Rafael Reif speaks with a runner prior to the road race.

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  • MIT's mascot, Tim the Beaver, meets a fellow non-human guest during Saturday's festivities.

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  • Reif greets the runners before the road race.

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  • Tim the Beaver shows his excitement before the road race.

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  • Reif, with the help of Tim the Beaver, announces the start of the race.

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  • The president's wife, Christine, was on hand to hold the tape as the lead female runner, Claire Derosa, finished the race.

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  • Christine Reif cheers on the runners as they finish the race.

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  • Community members take a photo in front of a replica of the MIT seal that is housed in Lobby 7.

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  • Hundreds of community members took park in the activities that were available throughout the day.

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  • Hundreds of community members took park in the activities that were available throughout the day.

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  • Hundreds of community members took park in the activities that were available throughout the day.

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  • Hundreds of community members took park in the activities that were available throughout the day.

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  • A global barbecue at the end of the day brought students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends together again on Killian Court.

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  • A global barbecue at the end of the day brought students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends together again on Killian Court.

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Slideshow: Community Inauguration Festival

Saturday's events — including a road race, campus quest and global barbecue — marked the end of the week of festivities around inauguration.


On Saturday, Sept. 22, the MIT community gathered together for a day of festivities to celebrate the inauguration of MIT's 17th president, L. Rafael Reif. Reif, who delivered his inaugural address the day before, participated in events throughout the day — even starting off the morning road race, which raised funds for Habitat for Humanity.

The afternoon ended with a global barbecue, where faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of MIT came together to celebrate the Institute and its new president.


Topics: Alumni/ae, Community, Faculty, Inauguration, President L. Rafael Reif, Special events and guest speakers, Staff, Students

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