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The Harvard Monthly (Volume 39 ) download book

The Harvard Monthly (Volume 39 ) download book

The Harvard Monthly (Volume 39 ). Harvard University

The Harvard Monthly (Volume 39 )
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Author: Harvard University
Number of Pages: 82 pages
Published Date: 08 Feb 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Type: eBook
ISBN: 9781235795350
File Name: The.Harvard.Monthly.(Volume.39.).pdf
Download Link: The Harvard Monthly (Volume 39 )
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1905 Excerpt: ... THE HARVARD MONTHLY Voi, . XXXIX FEBRUARY, 1505 No. 5 "MASSACHUSETTS" AS A DORMITORY. The gratifying results of the recent improvements in Hollis and Stoughton have given new interest to the question of rebuilding Massachusetts Hall as a modern dormitory. The proposal to rebuild it has been urged largely as a means of checking the drift of the college away from the Yard, which began in 1872, the year Beck Hall was completed. At that time, the classes numbered about one hundred and fifty, and all who could roomed on the Yard. In the succeeding years, however, there was a great increase in the demand for comfort among those classes from which a college like Harvard is naturally recruited; it is indisputable that there was no corresponding increase in the accommodations offered by the Corporation. The natural result of this conservatism of the Corporation, and of the primitive state of the Yard buildings, was that private interests shrewdly took advantage of the students' demand for better quarters and built Claverlv in 1893. Claverly was an instant success; financially, from the investors' point of view, and socially, from the point of view of the students. Its success encouraged private interests to build four new dormitories south of the Yard--Randolph, Dunster, Russell and Westmorly, and, in addition, several others, somewhat smaller and less pretentious. It was easy to draw away from the Yard to these dormitories influential undergraduates who preferred comfort without the Yard associations to discomfort with them. Feeling that these new buildings were not an unmitigated good, the Corporation has taken several definite steps. In the first place they built Walter Hastings in 1890, and Conant and Perkins Halls in 1895, all about a half mile north of the new ...

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