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Maseeh dining facility named Howard Dining Hall

With about five months left until its opening, Maseeh Hall’s dining facility now has a name. The 360-person dining hall was named Howard Dining Hall by the anonymous donor whose contribution set the renovations of the former graduate residence hall into motion. According to an April 7 MIT News Office article, “‘Howard’ has significant personal meaning for the donor, but it is not the donor’s name.”

The dining hall will offer views of the Charles River, a private dining room, fireplaces, and a designated kosher kitchen and serving station. It will also maintain Maseeh’s theme of sustainability by offering food composting and storing cooking oil for the student group Biodiesel@MIT, which uses the vegetable oil to make biodiesel that is mixed with regular fuel for use in Institute shuttles and equipment.

—Maggie Lloyd