A Weird MIT Dorm Dies, and a Crisis Blooms at Colleges

MIT’s Senior House was a haven for creative outsiders. Adminstrators said it was dangerous and shut it down.

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Hasnain says:

"One way they get through it is by depending on their dorm families. “I can’t tell you how many times I heard that Senior House saved a student’s life,” Feldmeier says. He points out that despite MIT’s high suicide rates—12.6 per 100,000 students in the years between 2010 and 2015 (the national collegiate average is 7.5)—Senior House hasn’t had a suicide in more than 20 years."

Posted on 2017-09-11T15:23:53+0000