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About a year after a freshman died following a night of drinking at his fraternity house, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Wednesday all freshmen starting in 2001 will be required to live in campus dorms.

The announcement represents a dramatic shift in housing policy, which allows incoming freshmen to move into one of the school's 39 fraternities, sororities and other so-called independent living groups just two weeks after they arrive on campus.

By the fall of 2001, a new $25 million dorm that will house 350 students is scheduled to be completed.

MIT drew national scrutiny last fall when a 19-year-old student, Scott Krueger of Orchard Park, N.Y., died after a night of drinking at an MIT fraternity that has since been shut down.

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