When a student raised the concern that increasing meal swipe minimums decreases student flexibility, Hayes said that MIT inherently has flexible dining options by making dining dollars optional and allowing students to choose their dining plan. Hayes noted that other peer institutions require all students to be on the same meal plan.
John Essigmann: Simmons culture "has something to do with the architecture which allows this fluid movement of students through the building that prevents Balkanization."
MIT administration is “taking the most conservative approach out of an abundance of caution for our community.”
Much information about coronavirus “has not been independently verified” and “much remains unknown regarding the virus’s severity and how it is transmitted.”