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TIM the Beaver turns 100

TIM the Beaver, MIT’s mascot, turns 100 today. The beaver, nature’s engineer, was adopted by the Institute on Jan. 17, 1914, at the annual dinner of the Technology Club of New York. This beloved symbol of MIT appears in many forms, including the “brass rat” class ring.

The first beaver costume was created for the Class of 1927’s 50th Reunion. The current costume came from a student design competition in 1999.

TIM’s 100th Birthday Celebration is today in the Stratton Student Center Lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come join us and have your photo taken with TIM, snack on a cupcake, enjoy some music, and more. This birthday bash is the launch for a series of special 100th anniversary happenings throughout the year, including a ball.

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