Update – Senior House @MIT #SaveSeniorHouse @MITstudents
Here’s an update to our previous post “Senior House Art @MIT #SaveSeniorHouse @MITstudents.” We asked if Chancellor Barnhart was up for an interview. We offered to send the questions over in advance and they could have been answered via email. We were told by current and former MIT students, the answer would likely be… no. Here is the reply we received:
Senior House has been shut down. Please help us by signing this and sharing it widely!
Website with details – saveseniorhouse.mit.edu
Senior House President’s story – goo.gl/77X2Mk
On the value of Senior House – goo.gl/oNRrb8
Senior House has been closed to undergraduates. All residents have been evicted, everything is gone and our murals (goo.gl/hvfcYr) will be painted over. It will reopen in the fall as graduate housing – goo.gl/sc84sN
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