The following entry was written by the very cool and talented Minh ’10:
Hi. I’m Minh. You can call me Minnie, or Minhsie, or any version of the name. Some of you may have read about me in Melis’ previous entries, but the short version of the story is that I’m currently a freshman at MIT who just declared Course 15: Management. I’m considering also doing something with Courses 18 – Mathematics or 7 – Biology. Melis and I go way back, to high school, actually, and then to last April, when I was her prefrosh! I’m also Melis’ little sister in our sorority, Alpha Chi Omega.
Anyway, the point of this entry was to introduce you to yet another of the wonderful living groups at MIT. I live in McCormick Hall, MIT’s only all-female dormitory. MIT women choose to live here for a variety of reasons, whether it’s because they like the idea of living without any boys (they’re welcome to come visit us but can’t actually live here!), because of McCormick’s central location on campus, or many other reasons. MIT Admissions has a really great picture of McCormick:
(from Admission’s Residential Life / Housing Options)
McCormick hall is split into two towers: East and West, and also has an Annex. East Tower, where I live, is comprised of only single occupancy rooms, West is a mix of singles, doubles, and triples, and the Annex is a fairly recent addition to McCormick.
This is my room just after I moved in.
It doesn’t really look like this anymore because I’ve kind of rearranged a lot of the furniture and acquired a lot more stuff =). I have a gorgeous river view of the Boston skyline, and thus love my room. When there’s nice weather out, I get to see the MIT Sailing and Crew Teams.
McCormick also has some really great facilities.
Here’s Becca ’08 and Petra ’07 standing outside McCormick on a lovely spring afternoon, waiting to go on one of our social events: a sunset cruise along the Charles River! These two are the current and former McCormick presidents. They’re cool.