DSL realignment consolidates support resources
In an effort to improve coordination between student support resources, four existing programs will be combined into a new department under the DSL: S3, VPR, Student Disability Services (SDS), and Community Development and Substance Abuse (CDSA).
Nelson begins tenure as VPSL
Suzy Nelson, new vice president for student life, began her tenure July 1. The former Colgate University dean felt welcomed on her first day and looks forward to working with students.
At last, DSL agrees to provide basic amenity
All undergraduate dorms will have soap in every bathroom starting next fall. The issue is important to Maseeh residents, who have been fighting for soap to be placed in their bathrooms for a long time.
Soap now provided in all dorm bathrooms
MIT Residential Life having cleaned up its act, we now look ahead and wonder what the number one — and number two — issues will be this year.
Confused, DSL hits pause on dining menu change
The new and apparently unpopular pilot dining program rolled out throughout dining hall dorms last week will be put on pause, Suzy Nelson, Vice President of Student Life, wrote in a communique to The Tech late last night.
New dorm on Vassar to open summer 2020 with dining hall and 450-bed capacity
The residence hall will house students relocated due to future renovations, and will have to balance, among other issues, sustainability goals with students’ need for kitchens.
DSL lowers new dorm’s pricing after complaints about subpar living conditions
The Division of Student Life has been working on improving the conditions, but the process is “slower than expected.”
Roll-over meals and ‘dining dollars’ under consideration for meal plan revisions
One “very likely” change is the introduction of a meals per semester system in addition to the current meals per week system, says DormCon dining co-chair.
SPXCE Intercultural Center hosts grand opening event
The center is in part a response to recommendations from student groups, including the Black Students’ Union, Black Graduate Student Association, undergraduate women, and the LBGTQ community.
The new dining plans, explained
If you have thoughts about the new dining plan options, please send them to email@example.com.
DSL announces new dining plan options
These changes are meant to reflect increased flexibility, options, and quality without substantial increases in cost.
Dean of Student Life responds to columns on student housing
We agree that the foundation for good relations is hearing each other out, understanding others’ perspectives, and trusting that we all want what is best for our community. We know that reaching consensus isn’t easy, and that top-down, one-size-fits-all solutions don’t work well. The DSL keeps these realities in mind when we work with students on projects like designing the New Vassar Street residence hall or improving the room-assignment and move-in processes. Every project is different, but our approach is to listen to students’ ideas and concerns, and we ask that they listen to ours.
What makes MIT unique?
My response in the textbox at the end of the Enrolled Student Survey:
Alumnus on silence around Senior House
Now that a year has gone by, it is time for the administration to report on how the students who were thrown out of their “home” have adjusted to their changed life at the Institute.