The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 40.0°F | A Few Clouds

US post office recognizes "Next House"

To the Editor:

Evidently the name "Next House" is finally official, according to the US Postal Service. Within one of the USPS's latest publications, the ZIP+4 guide for 1985, MIT has been broken down into nearly 100 sections, each with is own nine-digit ZIP code.

For the most part, these sections are listed by their addresses; in some cases, in addition to the address, the name of the building or company is also given. For 500 Memorial Drive, "Next House" is prominently listed. For that matter, "New House" is listed as being next door.

Those interested in the actual codes may call 800-228-8777.

For the three years that I lived in Next House, I always hoped that MIT would officially refer to the dormitory by the name used by its residents. Perhaps now that the USPS has picked it up, MIT will follow.

Stuart Gitlow '84->