residential college

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Recent Examples on the Web Most residential colleges in the United States have some sort of official process for roommate matching in place. Alia Wong, The Atlantic, "When College Plays Cupid for Roommates," 26 Aug. 2019 The protests led Harvard to fire Mr. Sullivan and his wife as faculty deans at Winthrop House, a campus residential college. Michael Blechman, WSJ, "Liberalism Isn’t What It Used to Be," 20 June 2019 The answer, Decatur suggested, is who gets to decide what counts as offensive behavior: The demographics of elite, residential colleges has changed drastically in the last 50 years and, as a result, the definition of civility has begun to change. Ezra Klein, Vox, "White threat in a browning America," 30 July 2018 Across the country, parks, buildings and even a residential college at Yale University have been renamed to erase connections to slavery. Mark Pratt, Fox News, "Should liberty icon Faneuil Hall's slave ties mean renaming?," 19 June 2018 Across the country, parks, buildings and even a residential college at Yale University have been renamed to erase connections to slavery. Washington Post, "Some seek Faneuil Hall name change because of slavery ties," 18 June 2018 Across the country, parks, buildings, and even a residential college at Yale University have been renamed to erase connections to slavery. Mark Pratt, The Christian Science Monitor, "Should slavery ties mean renaming of iconic Boston building?," 18 June 2018 The largest residential college recovery program in the country is Augsburg's StepUp, which serves 85 students living together in a substance-free dorm. NBC News, "A growing number of sober programs support college students recovering from addiction," 29 May 2018 The Greek life system at Temple is relatively small, but growing as Temple tilts toward a more residential college experience. Susan Snyder, Philly.com, "Spiked drinks at Temple frat? Researchers say it's not uncommon," 2 May 2018

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Residential college.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residential%20college. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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