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Questions about construction

Things I want to know before I leave MIT:

1. Why do large, noisy trucks and their (large? noisy?) truck drivers enjoy careening down Ames Street at all hours of the day and night?

2. Where are they going?

3. Where have they come from?

4. What are they carrying inside?

5. Why do they sometimes seem to get locked in "backward" mode? (Unfortunately, the chirping sounds something like an alarm clock, a source of confusion for may tired souls, to be sure).

6. Why is the area between East Campus and Senior House the most quickly developing in all of New England, or is it just the training ground for new construction workers?

7. For example, does the sidewalk really need to be dismembered with a jackhammer at 7 am?

8. Who planned the construction of the new Arts and Media Building so it would be completed just as the construction in Kendall Square was getting into full orchestration? That was considerate; we don't have to miss the subtleties of either.

9. Why can't every streetside resident of East Campus and Senior House receive an honorary degree in Sleep Management in addition to our primary degrees? (or would that be Lack-of-Sleep Management?)

10. Can I have half my rent back?

11. Do the appropriate authorities know that East Campus oscillates with every passing truck?

12. Is all this noise designed to discourage students from taking extra time at MIT?

13. Why is it called "construction?" I find nothing constructive about it.

Sharon E. Klotz '86->