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Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017

Considered the beginning of University Housing. The speech at the event by President Edmund James is also why we never call our residence halls 'dorms.'

President James says, 'I wish we might all agree, the members of the staff, the people of the community, and so on, to refer to this building as the Residence Hall for Women, and not the dormitory. The word dormitory is used to describe so many sleeping accommodations that are more like a ten-cent-a-night hotel that I should hate to have it applied to a building like this.'

Jun 21, 1916
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Busey Hall/Start of University Housing
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