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Key Players in the 2002 Decision

John Donovan

Founder of Cambridge Executive Enterprises, Donovan filed an appeal to the new dorm’s IPOP permit, delaying construction indefinitely.

Charles Vest

In the fall of 1998, MIT President Charles M. Vest announced his decision to require all freshmen to live on campus beginning in 2001.

Lawrence Bacow

As Chancellor, Lawrence S. Bacow ’72 has spearheaded the process of redesigning MIT’s residence system in the wake of Vest’s decision.