2017 Alumni Banquet

Save the Date!

The 2017 Alumni banquet will be held at tEp on October 27th at 7:22 PM.

Speakers will include three TEP alumni: Jeff Shapiro (former head of MIT RLE), Jascha Franklin-Hodge (CIO of Boston), and board member Andy Sudbury.

AlumXi Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association of Xi Chapter of Tau Epsilon Phi will be held at 253 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02116 on Saturday, February 11th 2017 at 7:22 PM. Call-in information will be distributed via e-mail.

The following slate of five candidates have been nominated via our on-line election process:

Rob Calhoun ’90
Colleen Josephson ’13
Avril Kenney ’11
David Lawrence ’14
Andrew Sudbury ’93

They will stand for election to three-year terms ending in 2020 at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

AlumXi Elections

Welcome to election month. In addition to the US Presidential election, there is also a super important election for AlumXi board members. The ballot will be open from Nov. 22 to Dec 6. You should receive a link to vote via email the day voting opens. We have 8 great candidates running for 5 slots; please check out their running platforms in the email.

Moving to Static Content

This website runs WordPress, which is a very popular blogging engine. The problem with WordPress is that it is also very popular to hack. Hence why this website has been down for a few months.

To get out of the hacker amusement business, we are switching to a static-content site where we pre-generate html that is then served with nginx.

Upside: speed! stability! security!
Downside: Interactivity comparable to the internet circa 1997.

So, if you want interactivity, join Tep Xi Chapter group on facebook.

IniXiation 2016

Well, it is a sad state of affairs that we haven’t posted anything in a year, but get ready for…

IniXiation 2016!

IniXiation 2016 will tke place on Saturday February 13 at 2:22pm at 253 Commonwealth Avenue (Boston’s Champs-Élysées) Boston, MA

Agenda (subject to change)
2:22pm: Coffee Hour
3:22pm: TEP National Ceremony
4:22pm: Xi Ceremony
5:22pm: Dinner at house
7:22pm: Alumni Association meeting (all dues-paying alumni welcome)

The Alumni Association meeting should be brief.  If you did not receive the newsletter, feel free to ask us directly for more details by e-mailing execcomm at alumxi.com.

Get excited for Initiation 2015!

Initiation 2015 is less than a week away! Hooray! Initiation takes place on Saturday February 7 at 2:22pm.

Agenda:
2:22pm: Coffee Hour
3:22pm: TEP National Ceremony
4:22pm: Xi Ceremony
5:22pm: Dinner at house
7:22pm: Alumni Association meeting (all dues-paying alumni welcome)

ALSO: Alumni Squids is at 9:22pm on Friday 2/6, the night before initiation. Join us if you can!

The Alumni Association meeting should be brief.  The orders of business and remote dial-in instructions will be included in the February newsletter (sent on 2/1). If you did not receive the newsletter, feel free to ask us directly for more details by e-mailing execcomm at alumxi.com.

Where your donation dollars go

Your donations have supported a number of crucial projects that have put us on the way to restoring the beautiful and historic 253 Commonwealth Ave. We are finally beginning to catch up on years of deferred maintenance, thanks to your continued support.

This is a brief overview of how your donation dollars have helped recently. All of these projects were funded by undergraduate housebills and donations (some, like the bathrooms, were financed up front using low-interest IRDF loans). More photos can be found on our Alumxi Flickr.

  • Bathroom renovation
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  • Front door restoration
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  • Replacement of old common area carpet
  • Milk crate land door replacement
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  • Emergency repairs of ancient heating system (to be replaced by new HVAC in 2015, finances allowing)
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  • Roof deck certification process
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  • New sprinkler system, as required by BFD/ISD
  • Replacement of failing washers and dryers
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Future plans:

  • New HVAC system
  • 5th floor bathroom renovation (not included in 2014 bathroom project)
  • Repair of aging windows