residential college


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Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Northeastern’s message to students: come back to class," 9 Feb. 2021 Mellody Hobson graduated from Princeton in 1991 and now will be the first Black woman whose name is on a Princeton residential college, the dorms where freshmen live, the Ivy League school said in a statement., "Princeton to rename dorm, dropping President Woodrow Wilson for Chicago’s Mellody Hobson," 9 Oct. 2020 Princeton University had earlier this year voted to remove Wilson’s name from its public policy school and a residential college, renaming them the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and First College, respectively. Peter Aitken, Fox News, "Virginia school district to spend nearly $450G on building name changes amid coronavirus pandemic," 4 Dec. 2020 The residential college that will now bear Hobson's name was initially named after former President Woodrow Wilson, a former Princeton president. Amir Vera, CNN, "A residential college at Princeton will be named after a Black woman for the first time in school history," 11 Oct. 2020 The reconstruction of Hobson College is scheduled to begin in 2023, after two other new freshman dorms are completed, and the new residential college is expected to open by fall 2026., "Princeton to rename dorm, dropping President Woodrow Wilson for Chicago’s Mellody Hobson," 9 Oct. 2020 In June, the university’s board decided to remove Wilson’s name from the public policy school and the residential college because of his racist views and support for segregation., "Princeton to rename dorm, dropping President Woodrow Wilson for Chicago’s Mellody Hobson," 9 Oct. 2020 Princeton University is naming a residential college for alumna and major donor Mellody Hobson, the first Black woman to have that honor in the school's history. Stephen Smith, CBS News, "Princeton building once named for Woodrow Wilson to be named after Black alum Mellody Hobson," 9 Oct. 2020 Recently, the head of the school’s largest residential college issued a dramatic warning to returning students about COVID-19 on campus. Amanda Blanco,, "Yale announces first positive COVID-19 test among returning students," 27 Aug. 2020

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Residential college.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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