Despite a successful rush by fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups, the on-campus residence system has been overcrowded by the incoming freshman class.
When construction delays hit The Warehouse -- the dormitory officially known as 224 Albany Street -- students learned that MIT’s contingency plan involved a short hotel stay. Although Warehouse residents have since moved in, construction has yet to be finished.
MIT welcomed thirty-three students from Cambridge University for the first time this fall, as the Cambridge-MIT Institute exchange program entered its second year.
MIT Information Systems purchased several new Athena workstations and made significant upgrades to the system software during this summer’s round of annual upgrades.
Dean for Student Life Larry Benedict announced on August 31 that Kathleen C. Wallace, associate dean for judicial affairs at Duke University, will conduct a review of MIT’s actions regarding a harassment complaint filed by Julia M. Carpenter ’03 against a fellow Random Hall resident.Carpenter’s April 30 death was ruled a suicide by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiners. Since her death, Kenneth Arnold, the father of Carpenter’s boyfriend Zev Arnold, has written several letters to President Vest on the behalf of both the Arnold and Carpenter families suggesting that the Institute have an outside investigator conduct a review. Several questions have been raised as to whether current MIT disciplinary practices sufficiently address harassment cases and student deaths.Though the report will not be made public, its contents will help the Student Life Department improve MIT procedure for handling similar complaints. Wallace will also evaluate the Institute’s response to Carpenter’s death and may offer better ways for MIT to handle student deaths.
Though the report will not be made public, its contents will help the Student Life Department improve MIT procedure for handling similar complaints. Wallace will also evaluate the Institute’s response to Carpenter’s death and may offer better ways for MIT to handle student deaths.
“What exactly is a fraternity?” I was amazed how many students in Cambridge asked me this question. Hadn’t they ever seen “Animal House?” Even if MIT’s frats are a far cry from the Deltas, or even from Dartmouth, at least people who have seen “Animal House” have some idea what a frat is. It isn’t the easiest concept to explain from scratch.
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