MIT Admissions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Laura N. '09

Jun 5, 2009

Commencement Webcast

Posted in: Miscellaneous

Well, here it is- the big day. I have to report to the athletics center in about 20 minutes to get ready to line up for the procession into Killian Court for commencement.

(Unfortunately the weather isn't nearly as nice as it was two days ago when I took that photo...)

If you're interested in watching Lulu, Kim and I graduate, you can watch the webcast online:

I was going to write some big reflective entry before today but seriously, it's all so overwhelming that I don't even know what to say. (Me, speechless. Let that sink in for a minute.)

All I know is that this morning, for the last time, I put my Brass Rat on facing up. In a couple of hours, I get to turn it around, and that's going to be awesome.

Maybe in a few days I'll have had enough time to process all of this, and write something deep and meaningful about it. Maybe.

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boy,these moments are gonna stay with u for life.......

Posted by: 0 on June 5, 2009

boy,these moments are gonna stay with u for life.......

Posted by: rishabh on June 5, 2009

i accidentally posted the first message as an anon

Posted by: rishabh on June 5, 2009

FYI, The Tech is running live photos of commencement at

Posted by: Quentin Smith on June 5, 2009


Love to read your blogs.

Posted by: Kimberly '13 on June 5, 2009

Congrats smile

Posted by: Piper '12 on June 5, 2009

College graduate? The correct grammar is Lulu, Kim and me....

Posted by: lisa on June 5, 2009

Congratulations! Your blogs have been terrific and we will miss it.

By the way, why do you call it a diploma? Isn't what you are getting a full fledged Degree?

Wiki definition for degree and diploma
A college diploma is a degree received from a two-year institution of higher learning while a bachelors degree is a degree earned from a four-year institution of higher learning. The difference is not limited to the time spent at the institution but can also include the salary differences and the level of a job position.

Posted by: A Parent on June 5, 2009

Lisa: Yes, I am a college graduate. In engineering. Leave me alone and try not to be too much of a snob next time.

A Parent: I always just used "diploma" as a word for the actual piece of paper. I never heard of the other definition...

Posted by: Laura on June 5, 2009


Don't be a b*tch. She's graduating. Way to ruin the mood.

Posted by: Juhee on June 5, 2009

Lisa, your grammar sucks...Lulu, Kim and I (three different people [object of sentence] = We); Lulu, Kim and me = Us [subject of sentence].

Stop being so jealous, your time will come...


@ A Parent

I say "college diploma" and "bachelors degree" are interchangeable terms these days; at least colloquially...

Posted by: Oci & Kate, London / Cambridge, UK on June 5, 2009

Oci & Kate - You've got the grammar backwards.

That said, seriously Lisa?

Posted by: Piper '12 on June 5, 2009

Laura...Congratulations! Thank you for always being honest and staying true to yourself. Good luck in your future adventures!

Posted by: Salem Dad on June 5, 2009

Oops...yeah in reverse order... Lulu, Kim and I (SUBJECT), whilst Lulu, Kim and I = (OBJECT of sentence).

It must have been a blow-out of the lower lip..

Posted by: Oci + Kate, LDN CAM, GB on June 5, 2009

@ Piper '12

That error must have been a cerebral malfunction

Posted by: Oci / Kate, London - England on June 5, 2009

Lulu, Kim and me = OBJECT OF SENTENCE!!! Yikes!!!


Posted by: O & K, uk on June 5, 2009

@ Piper '12


Posted by: OciKate, London on June 5, 2009

What does turning around the brass rat mean?

Posted by: :) on June 5, 2009

Congrats!!! :D

Posted by: Steph on June 5, 2009

Congratulations, Laura!

Has anyone been able to watch these videos? I get sound but no picture.

Posted by: MIT'11 Parent on June 6, 2009

wat does turning around the brass rat mean?

Posted by: excited class ' 13 on June 11, 2009

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