Peggy Garlick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Imagine you are the parent of a prospective MIT freshman. What will you look for that will convince you that MIT will provide your child with comprehensive preparation for the world of work and life.
I would look at the overall housing at M.I.T. I believe freshmen should live on campus the first year. The off-campus fraternities have rush for sophomores rather than the freshmen year. There are too many adjustments and decisions to make at the beginning of the first year. In the dorms, it would be important to me as a parent to know that my son/daughter had someone living in the dorm to ask questions and give advise. I believe M.I.T. does to the very best for its students to prepare them for the work world and life.
I believe each person has to have the proper balance in their own lives to be able to influence other people. Perhaps a program where different students, faculty and staff work together and each person is acknowledged for what they did either by receiving credit (for students), faculty and staff by an acknowledgement from their specific departments or the School.