residential college


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Recent Examples on the Web Climbing walls, omelete bars, lazy rivers, condo-style dormitories—campus perks are often blamed for the rising cost of four-year, residential college in the United States. Emma Whitford, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Yale University renamed a residential college named for John C. Calhoun, the antebellum Southern politician who was an ardent defender of slavery. Adam Kirsch, WSJ, 11 Feb. 2022 Last year, Princeton University removed the name of President Woodrow Wilson from its school of public policy and a residential college. Kaanita Iyer, CNN, 6 Nov. 2021 The university decided last year to remove his name from a residential college and its school of public and international affairs. Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2021 The school decided last year to remove his name from a residential college and its school of public affairs and international affairs. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2021 Some Wilson students circulated a petition in June 2020 to change their school’s name after Princeton University removed the former president’s name from the university’s public policy school and residential college. Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, 12 Mar. 2021 Meanwhile, in 2017, Yale University, from which Calhoun graduated with high honors in 1804, renamed a residential college that had been named after him in 1933. Charlotte Allen, Washington Examiner, 18 Feb. 2021 Students at Plymouth State come for the residential college experience, but in the pandemic some have been forced to pick up more work to help parents who lost their jobs. Globe Staff,, 9 Feb. 2021 See More

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Residential college.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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