Beta Theta Pi - MIT

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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2 B eta Upsilon's 100th anniver- sary celebration in October of 2013 was a huge success, attended by nearly 200 alumni, un- dergraduate Brothers, and guests. Everyone enjoyed that long weekend of fellowship and reconnection, so we agreed to have another anniver- sary weekend to commemorate the 105th anniversary of our Chapter's founding. Amazingly, five years have already passed and we are planning our 105th anniversary weekend for April 27-29, 2018, in Boston. e weekend schedule will be sim- ilar to our 100th anniversary. ere will be a reception and house tours at 119 Bay State Road on Friday af- ternoon followed by group dinners organized around class years/eras. Saturday will be free for socializ- ing, tours of Boston and MIT, and a Euchre tournament. We will have a gala dinner on Saturday night for all Betas and guests. e weekend will conclude Sunday morning with a brunch hosted by the undergrad- uates at the Beta house. Volunteers John O'Leary '84 and Ken Shine '85 are already leading on the gala dinner and the registra- tion system. We need some addi- tional help with organizing the hotel arrangements and with commu- nications. It is not a big time com- mitment, so if you would be able to help organize the celebration, please email me. We'll be commu- nicating more details in the coming months and letting you know how to register. I look forward to seeing many of you in Boston next April! Yours in ___kai___, Ken Bryan '88 L ooking back on his fraternity experience, Paul Rothman '80 can still imagine himself sitting on the front porch with cold beer in hand, watching his fraternity brothers play foursquare. For someone who came to MIT with no exposure to Greek life before- hand, Paul found himself at home in Beta Upsilon. "I loved being a Beta," he said. "It was a great place to live, and I really enjoyed the people I went to college with and pledged with." Aer graduating from MIT, Paul continued his edu- cation at Yale. He earned his medical degree in 1984, along with a place in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed his residency and rheumatology fellowship at Columbia University before joining the Columbia University Col- lege of Physicians and Surgeons faculty in 1990. Paul stayed at Columbia for 20 years and rose to become the Richard J. Stock Professor of Medicine and Microbiol- ogy and chief of the Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care division. In 2004, Paul accepted a position as head of Internal Medicine at the Uni- versity of Iowa in the Carver College of Medicine. Four years later, he was named dean. In July 2012, he became the 14th dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the second CEO of Johns Hopkins Med- icine. Although his list of accomplishments and honors is extensive, he can PAUL ROTHMAN '80 Leads the Way as CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine pinpoint three highlights in his life: "One, I married another physician, Frances Meyer, and raised three great children, Alissa, Daniel, and Eric. Two, I ran a large research lab for 20-plus years that helped illuminate mo- lecular aspects of cancer and allergies, and these find- ings over the years have helped people all over. ree, I was asked to take leadership roles in great organizations where I'm able to support and develop the next genera- tion of leaders in academic medicine." At Johns Hopkins, Paul gets to work with outstanding faculty whom he describes as "unbelievably talented in- novators." At one of the nation's premier centers for ac- ademic medicine, Paul and his colleagues cut through barriers, always searching for new treatments and a better understanding of human biology. Additionally, Paul has been able to help shape policy in the U.S. and is proud of his institution's international presence and global impact. Early skills Paul learned as a rush chair have come into play during his professional career. He advises current undergraduates to outwork their peers, hold true to their values, never take themselves too seriously, and if they get the opportunity to become leaders, to use that role to help those around them succeed. Paul lives in Baltimore, Md., and can be reached at ANNEX RENOVATION 105th Anniversary Celebration, April 27-29, 2018 We Hope to See You There e mechanical and electrical shop in the basement. New walls and door- ways were constructed to improve egress. e entryway stairs were rebuilt. Each bedroom was refinished. All bathrooms were renovated in the Annex. e kitchenette was expanded and updated.

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