Letter Regarding Draft Report on Graduate Student Housing

Published in MIT News on February 4, 2014

The following email was sent today to the MIT faculty by Provost Martin Schmidt. A similar letter was subsequently sent to the graduate student community by Christine Ortiz, dean for graduate education.

To Members of the Faculty:

I am writing to share the draft report of the Graduate Student Housing Working Group.

In March 2013, former Provost Chris Kaiser and Chancellor Eric Grimson established the Graduate Student Housing Working Group — a key recommendation that emerged from the October 2012 report of the Task Force on Community Engagement in 2030 Planning. Led by Tom Kochan, the Task Force reviewed MIT’s proposal to redevelop Institute properties in the East Campus and Kendall Square areas. Its recommendations included proceeding with the Kendall Square rezoning process (approved by the City of Cambridge in April 2013), launching an urban planning study of the East Campus/Kendall gateway area (underway), and examining the housing needs of graduate students.

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