Anne LaVin (Scrapbook)

Anne LaVin - This Is Your Life (at MIT)

This collection of photos and stuff was created for my farewell party when I left IS around January, 1995. Many, many thanks to my ex-director, Greg Jackson, for hosting this scrapbook for so long on his server.

You arrived at MIT in the Fall of 1981, little realizing that you would be here for the rest of your life (or at least until 14 years later).

Most of us didn't know you at that time, but after graduating in 1985, you started to work on the development of the TODOR software for the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

You even got to go out to Reno, Nevada to demo the software with Steve and Earll, and somehow got involved with a large cat on that that trip.

By the Spring of 1989 you decided that you wanted to get more involved with Project Athena from inside that organization, and you became Faculty Liaison #1. By July you were lonely, and so you hired Naomi to join you, but soon there was a re-org and Dot was hired to replace Naomi as FL #2.

So began the days of the Educational Initiatives group. It's fun to look back to the EI minutes to see what's still around that got started back then.

You saw Athena through its changes, which sometimes included saying goodbye to old friends. Then, as now, working here had its humorous elements.

Just before Michele left to move to Australia, some of us including a new member of the group, gathered one last time at Characters for a group photo.

Alas, eventually Athena came to an end, but not before we had a party and field day at Lake Chargoggagoggmanchaugagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

But there was life after Project Athena, as Academic Computing Services came into being.

Life goes on, and just as we said farewell to the last VAX in order to move on to bigger and better things, you're taking leave of us to move on into the realm of J-net and FL&L. So, we leave you with this one last message.

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