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OSU spends on dorms as step to energize campus

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The Dispatch wrote OSU spends on dorms as step to energize campus

Monday, May 5, 2008


In E. Gordon Gee’s perfect world, all OSU undergrads would live on campus, as they do at Vanderbilt University, where he used to work. But that would be hard to accomplish on the nation’s largest campus, so Gee has settled on first trying to get all sophomores to live in residence halls by 2012.

Gee’s grand vision includes bringing together as many students, professors and other staff members as possible to live on and around campus to create a more-vibrant learning environment outside the classroom.

National studies show that on-campus students generally get better grades, are more involved and graduate more quickly than those living off-campus.


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