Classrooms Should Be Open for Students
Like many other students, I welcome the needed renovations to the classrooms in Building 2. But I hope that when other rooms are renovated in the future, the new rooms will be kept unlocked and reservable by student groups, unlike the rooms in Building 2.
Many times I have seen students use a spare room late at night for studying and reading in silence or for tooling with a chalkboard. The Athena terminals in the new Building 2 rooms seem a welcome addition. I agree that there is some danger of theft of the computers and other new equipment, but it is my greatest hope that students and faculty alike could use them with care and not steal them from the rooms.
These newly-renovated rooms, like the rooms in Building 56 and Building E51, have many uses to students. They are more than just classrooms.
C. Chay Casso '00