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"I think there should be higher priority for undergrad dorms and MIT should also review the current system for grad housing."

Sawaka Kawashima '01

"I think it should be the grad dorm because Idisagree with the decision to not let freshmen have housing choice."

Jon D. Demerly G

"Undergraduate dorm. No doubt. I think it's important for undergrads to have a decent place to live and MIT should focus on their settling into the Institute. Also, it's the undergrad community that makes up the character of the Institute, not the grad community."

Alton J. McFarland '01

"It should be equal. Don't focus on either undergraduate or grad students because it will force a line to be drawn that will separate the two communities."

Brian P. Clarkson G

"I think the undergraduate dorm, reason being the undergrads are more involved with the people in their dorms and they might not have the option of moving off campus like graduate students because they are younger and have less income."

Chia Y. Wu G

"Ithink they should focus on the undergrad dorm because Ithink the grads already have a place to live and undergrads in Tang are getting kicked out."

A. Nicole Spooner '00

"The undergrad dorm because as an undergrad, I think they're probably not as ready to make such a drastic decision about where to live because Iknow for example that grads are usually four, five, or six years older than undergrads, so their maturity level is such that they can make a better decision on where to live."

Erwin K. Lau G

"The undergrad dorm, because grad students are paid and live off campus whereas undergrads don't have the money and it's more convenient to live on campus."

M. Mohsin Naqvi '01

"Both, Ifeel that the university should be able to provide good quality, affordable housing near campus for all students. Some students may not want to live on campus but they should have the option to."

Anthony T. Chobot G

"Graduate student dorm because every two years we have to reapply for housing. Sometimes we have to move out. That's what happened to me. We have a baby now and we might have to move out again. That's really problematic."

Marcela A. Natalicchio G

Compiled by Andrew J. Maywah