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.
"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