Make graduate housing Campaign for the Future fund-raising goal
The Graduate Student Council strongly urges that the Campaign for the Future be redirected toward solving MIT's housing problems, including those of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral students, and junior faculty.
We believe that the chronic undersupply of graduate housing must be addressed immediately and vigorously. We feel that 1000 new beds must be added within the next few years. This will result in a total of just under 2500 beds and house roughly half the graduate students. Of greater importance is the fact that MIT will then be able to guarantee housing for every new graduate student each year. The ability to relieve the stress and financial burden of moving to Boston cannot be emphasized enough, besides the obvious recruitment benefits.
Specifically, we recommend that the Campaign for the Future make graduate housing its top priority and set a goal of at least $70 million to achieve it.
Michael Warwick G->
Graduate Student Council->