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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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Melissa Klein After graduating from Ripon College, I completed my Master's in Library and Information Science. I'd already had that idea before the Newberry program, but the Newberry Library certainly cemented my choice! I see the program as being the highlight of my college experience. I was treated as a serious academic researcher at one of the premier research libraries in the country and world. I remember the thrill that came from digging through the Newberry's collections and archives, all the assistance the librarians gave me, and living in the middle of Chicago during a beautiful autumn.

—Melissa Klein, Newberry Seminar, Fall 2009

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