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Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

Chicago, Illinois

Living arrangements

Students in the Newberry seminar live in an apartment building in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood and a few blocks walk from the Newberry Library.

Two students share each studio apartment (similar in size to a standard dorm room) with a kitchenette, bathroom and walk-in closet. The apartments are approximately 15' x 18' and are furnished with one or two chairs, tables, lamps, ovens, and compact refrigerators. Some apartments have Murphy beds; others have regular twin beds. It's an ideal location for young people living in the city.

Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

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Mark Greene My experience at the Newberry was life-changing. I entered Ripon College in the fall of 1976 planning a pre-law curriculum, and was forced to take a history course my first semester because all the political science classes were already full. That began a process which the Newberry completed—placing me on the path to become a historian and, later, an archivist. A semester of research at the Newberry was difficult, sometimes frustrating, but always stimulating, fascinating, and challenging. Moreover, I made several good friends among the cohort of ACM students there that semester—a bonus to be sure.

—Mark Greene, Newberry Seminar, Fall 1978

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