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ERIC Number: EJ757282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-23
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Great Expectations for a New Dormitory
Glenn, David
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n25 p B8 Feb 2007
This article describes a new dormitory complex at the University of Oregon. The Living-Learning Center, as it is known, is a pair of four-story brick buildings that bookend a large landscaped courtyard. The new buildings contain several elements designed to bring students and faculty members together--and it is these features that are the result of the ambitious talk about transforming student culture. The hope is that the center will integrate its residents thoroughly into the academic life of the campus, making them less likely to drop out. In the coming years, Michael E. Eyster, Oregon's director of housing, and his colleagues hope to compare the grades and dropout rates of Living-Learning Center veterans to those of Oregon students who live in older buildings during their freshman year.
Chronicle of Higher Education. 1255 23rd Street NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 800-728-2803; e-mail: circulation@chronicle.com; Web site: http://chronicle.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon