East-side culture fosters thought leaders

The vibrant cultures of east-side living groups (including Random Hall and all of the ILGs) reflect two values that are critical to MIT: (1) creativity, and (2) a can-do attitude. Few social environments are as broadly are supportive of wacky new ideas. Residents learn how to take measured risks and which sorts of new ideas have the potential to change the world. This kind of risk-taking is treasured in academia and industry alike, and this training is not seen in MIT classrooms to the same extent. Please preserve this culture!