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Sharon Fox ’90: “The picture was from my sophomore year and was our annual floor picture for the yearbook. We thought it would be so much more fun to go with a let’s relax or maybe even pre-date casual approach, so someone suggested let’s take the photo in the bathroom. Everyone thought it was a great idea and the rest, as they say, is history. Such characters!

“I never moved off the floor my entire time at MIT. I think what I liked so much about McCormick was the group of people who lived on my floor. Those were some of the most fabulous people to count as friends. We were a tight-knit group that supported each other through the thick of coursework and the challenges life threw at us all.”  

“I remember I was struggling with freshmen chemistry and so I went to every tutorial possible, and then came back to the dorm, and sat together with several other freshmen who were struggling also and we worked through the problem sets together. Everyone contributed and everyone learned—and best of all, of course, everyone passed! But what stuck with me was how we pulled together. Now, looking back, I think even then I realized how special that was.”

Sharon Fox ’90 graduated with a degree in chemistry. She currently splits her time between Texas and Louisiana as a technical services and quality manager for a chemical firm in the Gulf Coast and enjoys photography in her free time.

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Molly Kihara

Fri, 09/10/2021 12:44pm

Wonderful article, Sharon. Couldn’t agree more. What a special time and place. Thank you for bringing back the memories!!!

May Yip

Sat, 09/18/2021 12:17pm

While I was not in the picture, I recognize several people. Thank you so very much for posting this, Sharon!

Peter Sexton

Wed, 09/29/2021 5:40pm

Being able to remain in one dormitory is a great feature at MIT. Many of my lasting friendships and best memories were from my 4 years at Baker House. Further, dormitories with singular architecture like those at MIT enhance the uniqueness of the living experience.