Academe: Living on Campus

Dorms, residence halls, campus housing, fraternities, and sororities— what are these buildings in our midst? For students, they comprise a central, if temporary, locus of identity and daily existence. For faculty, they are likely peripheral structures on the edges of consciousness and on the way to more important destinations on campus. Their facticity as architecture endures, yet I suspect that most of us who have spent any length of time on campuses have not contemplated the intricacies of their material presence. Happily, there’s now a book for that.

 

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