<p>I would also like to point out that the University of Chicago Task Force on the Quality of Student Experience report is from 1996-- it's ten years old. If one looks at the "Strategic Goals and Recommendations" section, many of the suggestions have been implemented.</p>
<pre><code>*Build new Athletics Center including a swimming pool, with improved and expanded facilities for both recreational use, intramural teams, and varsity athletics.
*Work in whatever ways possible to increase the concentration of undergraduates on and close to campus in selection of site for any new residence halls.
<p>Have been resolved through the construction of the Ratner Athletics Center and the Max Palevsky Residential Commons. The Ratner is a beautiful facility (the old gym, Henry Crown, leaves something to be desired), and the Max dorms give a UChicago student a more "typical" college living experience if he or she so desires.</p>
<p>*Expand "late night" food options on campus and continue evaluation of campus food services using the Chicago Card to link Hutchinson Commons and residential dining halls.</p>
<p>(Two words to that one: BART MART).</p>
<p>*Improve ease and regularity of inexpensive access to downtown and the North Side.</p>
<p>(the 2 bus and the 173 run to downtown express; the 174 hits the subway lines; in addition there are the bus lines not specifically designed for Chicago students but still accessible, like the Metra train, the 55, and the 6)</p>
<p>There are other suggestions in there; however, I don't know enough about the University's past to compare to the system as it is today. From the way I see it, these small changes have made the University a much happier place to be for a larger segment of the population.</p>