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Hartley Hall was the first official residence hall (or dormitory) constructed on the campus of Columbia University, and currently houses undergraduate students from Columbia College as well as the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The building is named for Columbia alumnus Marcellus Hartley Dodge, who donated $300,000 for its construction shortly after his graduation. The building was meant as a memorial to his father, Marcellus Hartley, the owner of Remington Arms, who passed away during Dodge's sophomore year and who bequeathed him the family fortune. Dodge hoped to create “the commencement of a true dormitory system" at Columbia. A typical American college dorm room Many colleges and universities are now using the term residence hall (UK: halls of residence) instead of dormitory. ... Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Columbia College is the main undergraduate college at Columbia University, situated on the universitys main campus of Morningside Heights in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York. ... It has been suggested that Columbia University School of Mines be merged into this article or section. ... Remington Arms is a major American manufacturer of rifles, shotguns, other firearms, and ammunition. ...


Construction began on Hartley Hall in 1904 and it opened in tandem with Livingston Hall in 1905, welcoming students with its lobby of marble and oak. 200 students were housed in corridor-style rooms of various sizes. Lounges provided opportunities for social events such as teas with professors, although there was not yet an undergraduate dining hall on campus. Rooms of the period cost $3.30 per week, or $129 for the academic year, which, although more expensive than a roominghouse, ultimately allowed even poor students to afford bearth there. University President Nicholas Murray Butler, who presided over the hall's opening, noted that "in the interest of true democracy," rooms were arranged to allow "the poorer student to live in the same building and the same entry with him who is better off, and so avoids the chasm between rich and poor living in separate buildings, of which there is so much complaint at Harvard." 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wallach Hall is the second oldest residence hall (or dormitory) on the campus of Columbia University, and currently houses undergraduate students from Columbia College as well as the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 - December 7, 1947) was the co-winner with Jane Addams of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...


The dorm is organized into two-story suites, where up to 15 students live in single and double rooms. The suites' common space includes kitchens, bathrooms and living/dining areas.


Subsequently, the building became home, among others, to author Jack Kerouac, who noted its cockroach problem[1]. Overhauled during a 1980s renovation, it is currently, with neighboring Wallach Hall, part of the Living and Learning Center (LLC), home to suite-style housing that intermingles all class levels and features interactive events designed to draw them together. An application process is required to obtain housing in either of the LLC dormitories. Hartley also houses Columbia's undergraduate housing office as well as a small kosher deli. Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and part of the Beat Generation. ... Wallach Hall is the second oldest residence hall (or dormitory) on the campus of Columbia University, and currently houses undergraduate students from Columbia College as well as the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. ... The circled U indicates that this can of tuna is certified kosher by the Union of Orthodox Congregations. ...


References

  1. ^ Kerouac, Jack, Vanity of Duluoz, p.66

Categories: Literature stubs | Novels of Jack Kerouac ...

External links

  • Hartley Hall at Columbia Housing
  • Photo Tour of Hartley Hall
  • Housing the Columbia Community, lecture by Professor Andrew S. Dolkart on October 5, 1999
  • Home on the Heights: 100 Years of Housing at Columbia by Michael Foss, Columbia College Today, September 2005

 
 

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