For the first time in recent memory, cats will be officially allowed in some dorms next term on a trial basis.
In a surprise decision, the Cambridge License Commission denied five Institute applications for amended lodging house licenses after discovering that the housing office had misstated the number of residents and rooms in MIT dormitories.
Members of the Kappa Sigma and Alpha Tau Omega fraternities will now be housed in six dormitories during rush, rather than the four originally announced.
“We will be ready,” Nilsson said. The renovations at each dormitory are coming to an end, and the buildings, despite their current state of disarray, will be ready for freshmen during Orientation.
The outdoor track surrounding Steinbrenner Field is receiving a serious overhaul, which will include the expansion of the track from six to eight lanes and the addition of a new surface.
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The Cambridge Planning Board reacted favorably yesterday to MIT’s building permit application for a new graduate dormitory, virtually ensuring that the Institute will earn its approval to build the 400-unit dorm. The new dorm will be located on the corner of Sidney and Pacific Streets on what is now a vacant parking lot.
By three o’clock this afternoon, all 1,025 members of the class of 2004 will be on campus, ready to embark on a week filled with Orientation activities, from residence selection to a talk on love and sex to the famous Egg Drop.
More than one-quarter of incoming freshmen picked Baker House as their first-choice dormitory for temporary housing, according to statistics obtained from preference cards turned in over the summer.
In February, Cambridge Executive Enterprises appealed MIT's IPOP proposal for the new undergraduate dormitory, also to be built on Vassar Street and scheduled for completion in September 2002. MIT is still resolving that issue with the company.
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