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Forums Will Pave Way For Student Input

Concern about consultation with students prior to important decisions has led Dean for Undergraduate Education Rosalind H. Williams and Dean for Student Life Margaret R. Bates, along with Stephen D. Immerman, the new director of administration and operations in the Dean's Office, to schedule a number of evenings for conversation and consultation over the course of the next several months. We hope that students will join us over pizza for conversation about a variety of matters.

The success of collaboration and conversation depends on trust levels. We have reached a time at MIT when we all need to recognize that we are dealing with matters that can not be dealt with alone. The kind of community we want is a community that works together toward mutually agreed upon goals. We all should have no illusions that we will always agree on everything, but it is important for everyone to know that we are in this together.

On Tuesday night, the conversation will be over pizza. We hope that the MIT community will join us in the Religious Activities Center at 8 p.m. [see box p. 1 for future meeting dates].

Robert M. Randolph

Senior Associate Dean

Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs