MIT Club of Washington DC

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September 2015 Newsletter

 

Event Highlights

Saturday, May 14, 2016

White House Tour

We have requested a White House Tour for one of the following Saturday mornings: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18. 

We have not heard from the White House yet. The way the White House system works is that they only notify us when one of the requested dates is approved or if the last date is denied. They generally do that about two weeks before the date. This means that we have not been approved for April 16, 23 or 30 but we are still in the system for all of the other dates we requested.

Please note that any approved date is not guaranteed. The White House may cancel the tour or change the date at any time, and may do so on short notice.

The tour is full. Registration is closed. No additions, substitutions, or changes to personal information may be made.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Catesby Leigh - The Architecture of Monuments
Monumentality of a specifically anthropomorphic sort was developed to a high degree of refinement in ancient Greece, defining a classical, humanist tradition in public commemoration as well as institutional architecture that is now marginalized but not extinct. By way of illustration Leigh's lecture will include an overview of recent major memorials. He will argue that our postmodern culture seriously undervalues classical monumentality. Joint MIT-Harvard Clubs dinner meeting @ Hogan Lovells Rooftop. $45 pp members/guests; $65 pp non-members/guests. Register by May 12.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Neil Greenberg -- Sports Analytics
The Washington Post writer and Fancy Stats blogger Neil Greenberg will give an entertaining and informative talk on statistics and advanced metrics in professional sports (baseball, football, hockey). If you saw the movie Moneyball starring Brad Pitt, you will definitely want to attend this event. Dinner meeting at Maggiano's DC. $46 pp members/guests; $56 pp non-members/guests. MIT alums should log in before registering to see the appropriate ticket types.  Register by May 19.

Friday, June 17, 2016

USMC Evening Parade
We have made a reservation for Club members to attend the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington on the night of Friday, 17 June 2016. Also known as 8th & I, it is probably best known as the home of the United States Marine Band, the U. S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Team, and the Marine Corps Institute. But it is also the oldest post of the Corps, the first boot camp for Marines, and the original headquarters of the Marine Corps. It was established in 1801, and has performed military reviews and ceremonies since its founding. The present-day Evening Parade was first conducted on July 5, 1957, and has been a tradition for almost 60 years. Free but must register. Up to 3 guests per member. Limited to 30 people altogether. FULL

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

National Arboretum
Take a tram tour of the highlights of the 446 acres of the U.S. National Arboretum's gardens, collections, and natural areas. During the 35-minute ride, you will hear an informative narrative about the Arboretum, its history, mission, and research, and the display gardens and collections. The arboretum will be open until 5PM, which allows time after our tour for Club members to independently continue their visit to arboretum grounds. Family event. Members only plus up to 3 guests each. Limited to 46 + 2 wheelchairs.

Friday, June 24, 2016

USMC Evening Parade
Our June 17 group reservation filled up so fast that we made an additional reservation for Club members to attend the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington on the night of Friday, 24 June 2016. Also known as 8th & I, it is probably best known as the home of the United States Marine Band, the U. S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Team, and the Marine Corps Institute. But it is also the oldest post of the Corps, the first boot camp for Marines, and the original headquarters of the Marine Corps. It was established in 1801, and has performed military reviews and ceremonies since its founding. The present-day Evening Parade was first conducted on July 5, 1957, and has been a tradition for almost 60 years. Free but must register. Up to 3 guests per member. Limited to 30 people altogether. We will send and email when registration opens.

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