September 26, 2005

Dorm life Images

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I love this image, which appears in our Dormlife Scrapbook, both because of the Mod Squad kind of feel and because of the liberal use of posters to line the walls. The occupant of the room really made a statement about the scope of his or her interests. The other day I walked by the poster sale going on outside of Thwing, and noticed the array of movies, music, and art that were represented. I guess this urge to personalize has not diminished.

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Heather Henderson
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August 16, 2005

Things You Couldn't Live Without

While looking for pictures showing dorm room decorating styles over the years, we were struck by how much stuff students were able to pack into their rooms. Still, the accommodations in most dorm rooms were not palatial and most students probably had to be selective in what they brought to campus. So, I'm wondering how people chose that one thing they had to bring to campus.
Jill Tatem
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August 09, 2005

Dormitory Room Decoration

As the images have shown on our dorm life exhibit, room decor has transformed over the past 100 years. The cozy home feel of Guilford and Mather Houses, to the rigid stark features of Pardee, Yost, and Claud Foster Halls, to loft beds and co-ed arrangements in the northside and southside dorm complexes. Yet students have successfully adapted to their surroundings. How times have changed!

Please share your experiences about room décor! How did it influence you during your time at the University? What did you like about room décor? What did you hate? What cannot you forget?

Tom Steman
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