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A Christmas Hug [UPDATE: New picture!!!] by Snively '11


Today was Winter Break 2008 in Lobby 7, a really pleasant way to spend your evening drinking cider, hot chocolate, and eating cookies. There was Christmas music, a happy atmosphere, and there for all of it was Susan Hockfield, MIT’s one and only president.

A friend of mine pointed and said “Look! Susan Hockfield! I’ll totally hug her for a dollar.”

I looked at him. “I’ll hug her and you don’t even need to pay me!”

I walked up to Susan Hockfield and said “May I give you a hug while not complaining about dining?*”

She looked at me. This was the moment of truth. Were security guards going to run in from all around me? Were agents going to rappel from the skylight to take me out? Was I going to get sniped from across the street? I stood there, looking at her, waiting for her reaction.



Let it be known everybody, Susan Hockfield is a very nice person and if you ever just need a hug you should stop by and say hi to her!

Also, a couple of years ago my floor (Conner 2) taught her how to play Wii Tennis, further proof that Susan Hockfield is indeed awesome.

*Dining at MIT is the current hot topic, I’m sure you can expect an entry or two about it in the future.

29 responses to “A Christmas Hug [UPDATE: New picture!!!]”

  1. hamsi says:

    LOLLLLLLLL hilarious. i can completely picture this happening.

  2. Bridger says:

    Haha, great post. I hope Susan Hockfield isn’t swarmed with hugs when next year’s freshmen enter.

    Kinda off topic, but the email about checking decisions online said that admissions decisions would ONLY be posted online. Does that mean the early action admits won’t be getting a tube in the mail this year? I was really hoping for one…

  3. Snively says:


    I sincerely hope not. I’ll ask around, or hopefully Matt can answer this. Normally decisions online are posted about 2 or 3 days before tubes are mailed, so it’ll be later, but you should still get tubes.

  4. Anonymous says:

    dude, if I got into MIT early action, I would run 3053 miles over to Cambridge to give President Hockfield a hug. I would be that excited.

  5. oh hey, I didn’t get the email yet about receiving decisions online. When was it sent out?

  6. cc says:

    I didn’t get any such email either. ):

  7. Rebecca says:

    Crazy thing… her daughter goes to my school. She’s in my math class.
    Based on her, I totally believe that Susan Hockfield is huggable.

  8. Narce says:

    Hahahah, now I really want to meet her.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I think you mean rappel, not repel.

  10. deng says:

    idk why you put the link there, but woah those sofa designs are awesome…

  11. deng says:

    oh yea, when do exams end for you guys?

  12. erik says:

    snively you’re the man :D

  13. thatbrownguy says:

    LOL hey look its hamsi from CC hey hamsi hahah guess who it is BHAI!!! lol

  14. Anonymous says:

    IMHO Hockfield is a bit of a diva…you should see her entourage when she travels.

  15. josh says:

    Very off topic, but…
    Since I couldn’t help but notice your random dragonforce lyric generator on your autre blog, I may have a piece of happy gold for you if you haven’t viewed it already.

    Hope it takes some of the stress of being a learner at MIT away and that you enjoy. smile

  16. Snively says:

    That. Was. Amazing!

  17. karan says:

    in the latest post about EA decisions by Matt, in the end he said, “To reiterate: don’t wait for decisions to arrive via email or snail mail, as we do not plan to send out admissions decisions in this way this year. However, following the release of admissions decisions, we will be mailing necessary materials to admitted students, cylindrically.”

    and by cylindrical, i think tube will be mailed to the lucky students a few days after the release of decisions..

    Best of luck!!

  18. Matt A. says:

    Hooray for hugs!!!!

  19. Tree says:

    The sofa designs are awesome :D
    Especially the Infinity one.

  20. Oooh. Blog. says:

    hah! And she wasn’t even a LEETLE bit creeped out??

    Oh, and MIT dining? do tell.

  21. Anonymous says:

    oh.. is that fully guarded(with hidden snipers) wii playing cool MIT president in the second picture??

    I will surely like to meet Susan Hockfield…

  22. Abdallah says:

    Every great mind neads food to think!

  23. Ehsan says:

    Who at MIT is not awesome? NOBODY!

  24. Anonymous says:

    by nobody do you mean every single person there
    kidding kidding

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