News Briefs

Pi Phi Completes First Round of Recruiting

Forty-one of the 74 women who registered for recruitment pledged the new MIT chapter of Pi Beta Phi. New members were greeted by sisters of other national Pi Phi chapters at a bid day celebration on Sunday.

Pi Phi recruitment organizer Luisa Badaracco noted, “the new pledge class will provide a very strong base for the future of Pi Phi at MIT.” She said that strong representation from all four classes adds to the depth of the class. On November 14, the new pledges will be officially initiated into the sorority as sisters of the sorority.

Since the MIT chapter did not meet its maximum membership capacity of 80 sisters, they will hosting another recruitment in the spring.

—Robert McQueen

P.E. Lottery Will Be Replaced

A first-come-first-serve system will replace the current lottery system for physical education class registration. The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation said they expect to switch over during the 2009 Independent Activities Period and plans to release more details about the change in November.

Director of Physical Education Carrie Moore said the change will create “a more responsive registration system.” She added that “the new system will allow students to have immediate feedback and gain better control of the P.E. class registration.”

—Mengjie Ding