Colleges Design New Housing to Engage and Retain Students

Brandon Thibodeaux for The Chronicle

A new housing complex going up at Southern Methodist U., called the Residential Commons, is intended to help foster a sense of community among students and live-in faculty members.
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Knute Axelbrod, 64, starts college lonely in a short story by Sinclair Lewis. "Lacking the stimulus of friendship, it was the harder for Knute to keep up the strain of studying the long assignments." He eventually meets a classmate and shares an...

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