New House faces possible destruction
New House will need to be “thoroughly repaired or demolished,” DormCon President Kate Farris ’17 said in an email.
New House to be assessed before decision is made about its future
MIT will assess corroded pipes and problems with the HVAC system in New House before making a decision about whether to renovate or demolish the dorm.
Freshmen choose to stick with New House
The future of New House — which might include demolition or renovation after May 2017 — is uncertain.
New House pipe leak unrelated to HVAC issues
Around 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, a water pipe in iHouse, part of House 1 of New House, started to leak and caused ceiling tiles to fall.
DormCon confronts imminent New House closure
Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 and Vice President for Student Life Suzy Nelson have asked DormCon to begin looking into how to re-house New House residents who will be displaced when that dorm closes for renovations at the end of this academic year.
Admins have not promised New that NH houses will stick together
About 70 percent of New House’s roughly 200 continuing residents hope to continue living with the members of their house when the dorm goes offline for an expected two years, a survey of residents found.
Sprinkler causes flood in New House entrance
The latest water damage to New House was not caused by another burst pipe, as some residents feared, but by a sprinkler triggered when an air conditioning unit in the house manager’s office overheated early Tuesday morning.
New House to undergo two years of renovation with a staggered schedule
Planners from the Office of Campus Planning and MIT Capital Projects groups have recommended that MIT fully renovate and repair New House instead of rebuilding it, Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 and Vice President of Student Life Suzy Nelson informed New House residents in an email Sunday.
New House construction schedule accelerated by one year
New House renovations are expected to be complete in time for full occupancy for fall 2018, according Jennifer Hapgood-White, associate director of housing assignments, in an email sent to New House residents and residence hall house teams Jan. 5.
Relocated New House students debate opportunity to reside in Senior House next year
Several New House houses were offered the chance to move into Senior House last week – including iHouse, Desmond, and La Casa.