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Trading Spaces

By Adrienne Frank and Charles Spencer

University College Students Move into Clark, McCabe

AU’s academic quad continues to take shape, as University College students moved into a second dedicated residence hall last week.

Clark and McCabe, which once housed faculty offices, are now home to many of University College’s 330 freshmen. The rest of the students live on the upper five floors of Letts.

University College students, who choose from 15 seminars, including world politics, public health, and sustainability, live and learn together in “residential neighborhoods” for at least one semester. Classes are often taught in the residence halls — Clark is equipped with a new classroom and study lounge—and students explore the city with faculty and program associates, upperclassmen who live alongside the freshmen.

University College enrollment is up by nearly 20 percent from last year.

The program is expected to grow by an additional 50 students in fall 2012.

In addition several academic and administration office moves have taken place or are scheduled for this fall:

Academic/Research Offices

  • Physics Department moved to the Sports Center Annex.
  • Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (COTELCO) will remain in the SIS building, but will open an additional office on IDPP at 3301 New Mexico Avenue, room 214.
  • Office of Sponsored Programs moved from the Sports Center Annex to 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, third floor.
  • Center for Latin American Studies moved from McKinley to 4545 42nd Street

Administrative Offices

  • Mail Services and Enrollment Communication units moved from Letts Lower Level to 3201 New Mexico Avenue.
  • Shuttle Service office moved from Letts Lower Level to McKinley (temporary location, until November 2011). A final location for the office will be announced.
  • In early September, Risk Management and Safety Services staff will move from 3201 New Mexico Avenue, room 350, to 3301 New Mexico Avenue, room 352.

More moves are scheduled for late fall, details will be forthcoming.