(Class of 2007’s Ring)
The Brass Rat is MIT’s class ring, which is earned at the end of sophomore year but premiered early during spring semester. It’s one of the most recognizable rings in the world, based on shape and the prominent beaver on its bezel, but the specific details of each class’s Rat are chosen by a Ring Committee, or “RingComm,” a group of 12 people chosen at the end of freshman year to represent the class in designing the class ring (and plan Ring Delivery, but first things first).
There’s an extensive entry on Wikipedia; I would link to all the entries about the Brass Rat and Premiere/Delivery, but I think I’m just going to tell you to go here instead and start reading. Back when she was at MIT, Mitra ’07 was a member of her class’s RingComm. It’s all kind of a big deal around these parts, and wouldn’t you know, it happens to be the start of our sophomore spring semester…
We have been seeing each other a lot, lately.
We haven’t really slept much.
We’ve kind of been obsessed with other peoples’ Brass Rats. (“Wait, Alice, can I try on your ring? I’m deciding which size bezel I want. Geez, the 2011 rings are uggg… oh, come onnn, I was just trying it on.”)
… And we’re really excited for tomorrow. Because tomorrow is the Class of 2012’s Ring Premiere, and we’ll be premiering the final product of 10 months of work– the best Brass Rat MIT has ever seen.
OUR Brass Rat.
I AM SO EXCITED EXCLAMATION POINTS CANNOT DO IT JUSTICE.