Talk:History of student housing

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Where the hell did you dig this up? Ttan 06:03, 21 March 2007 (EDT)

From the housing primer on The Student Guide to Columbia. Admin 13:04, 22 March 2007 (EDT)
Wait a minute- Hartley hall can't have been the firs undertaking to house students at a university. McCaughey clearly states that Columbia's commuter status was a major difference between it and other colonial-era founded schools. The Harkness money in 1929 went towards completing the house and res college systems, not starting them. Correct? Similarly, Princeton is now completing its res college system with the construction of a new college. 13:21, 22 March 2007 (EDT)
Nope. The Harkness money in the 1920s went toward building the House and Residential College system at H/Y. They did not exist beforehand, AFAIK. Princeton's residential college system was only put in place in the 1960s and 1970s. Ttan 15:20, 22 March 2007 (EDT)
But the college's were residential. Princeton's residence halls are far more than 40 years old. 19:58, 22 March 2007 (EDT)
FWIW, According to my discussions w/ Dean Lehecka back when I was interviewing folks for my thesis, Columbia was largely a commuter school in the 80's. It was really only with the construction of Schapiro that we caught fully up to the number of students.Moph 23:31, 1 April 2007 (EDT)
Gray's Hall opened in Harvard Yard in 1863... Hollis Hall opened in 1763... Hollworth Hall opened in 1812. I don't think the claim is true, at least if Wikipedia can be trusted.Moph 23:44, 1 April 2007 (EDT)

I just scanned this fairly interesting history of housing from the microfilmed CU Quarterly. It's by Herbert Howe, the guy who managed housing in the thirties. Definitely worth a look!--Blue Pete 00:16, 30 November 2013 (EST)