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Lowell School Closure Hurts Cambridge

As a past resident of Cambridge, I am sorry and disappointed that MIT plans to close the Lowell Institute School ["Provost Closes Lowell School, Cites Shortage of Resources," Jan. 18, 1995]. I think the school is a very important link to the city and people of Cambridge. Its closure will increase the barrier between the people of Cambridge and the MIT community.

Harvard University has its night school, and this makes Harvard an important part of Cambridge. MIT is already too alienated from Cambridge because of its apparent elitism. Eliminating the Lowell School just makes this perceived elitism very real.

David Blackwell