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Higher Education News from the Collegiate Way

These news items about residential colleges, collegiate houses, and the renewal of university life are posted for readers of the Collegiate Way website. For more about residential colleges and collegiate universities please visit the main Collegiate Way page.

College Renovations at the University of Pennsylvania

— The University of Pennsylvania is probably the largest university that has ever converted to a collegiate system. Penn officials have been working with enthusiasm and dedication for more than ten years to restructure campus life, and eleven collegiate houses are now up and running. A gradual renovation of the university’s facilities to support the college system has been underway for many years, and this past fall a major component of that renovation was completed: the reconstruction of Penn’s quadrangle to support Spruce House, Ware House, and Woodland House. Walter Crimm of the architectural firm of Ewing Cole Cherry Brott, a subscriber to the Collegiate Way mailing list, was one of the consulting architects on the project and he invites people interested in the Penn renovations to read about them in a story by Ashley Parker in the Daily Pennsylvanian for 29 August 2002.

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