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Acadia University Establishes a College System

Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, is one of the leading undergraduate universities in Canada. Acadia has just received a major gift from the J.T. Clark Family Foundation to finish the first residential college in a planned system of colleges for the whole campus. “This first-to-be-completed college,” the Halifax Herald reports, “is comprised of the Roy Jodrey Hall, [and the] Chipman and Eaton residences, housing about 400 students in total. The Valley-based Jodrey family donated $2 million towards the construction of the state-of-the-art Roy Jodrey Hall and numerous renovations have been taking place at the other residence buildings over the past few years.” The development of this residential college system “will position Acadia University as the premiere residential university in North America. Six new residences and five accompanying commons buildings are slated to be constructed on the Acadia campus over the next five years, setting a new standard for residential living. With the completion of Acadia’s Residence Advantage program, the University will have residential colleges that are modelled after some of the finest universities in Great Britain and the United States.”

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