Friday, August 27, 2010

Dorm Life

When first-year students arrive on campus next week, 300 of them will live in Kahn Hall, the newest residence hall on campus.  While a brand new dorm is exciting in itself, perhaps more exciting about the building is that it will attain LEED silver certification.  Clotheslines in the laundry room, a compost tumbler out back, and a sophisticated air locking system (if windows in a room are open, the heat or a.c. will automatically shut off) are some of the sustainable components of the building.

If Kahn Hall is the newest dorm on campus, which is the oldest?  The Allencroft House, built in 1861, is not only the oldest residence hall on campus, but the oldest building owned by the college.

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