In the final segment of a two-part series on campus architecture, The B-Side answers a few questions: Why is Dennison unappealing to so much of the student body? How did the Angell Hall complex get to be the four-building labyrinth it is? Why does the Duderstadt Center have two “up” escalators? This issue looks behind the facade of campus.


Merging diversity and harmony in the Angell Hall complex

You place one foot on the first white step, feeling the reassuring solidity of the massive stone slabs beneath your sandal. Are you a Roman senator preparing to give a weighty speech? Actually, you’re just late for your English lecture.

Dennison places functionality over aesthetics

In name alone, the University is packed with prestige, and in reality, the campus doesn’t disappoint, but some structures don’t frequently leave the same impression — buildings like the David M. Dennison Building.

North Campus’s Duderstadt Center is more than a library

The Duderstadt Center — affectionately known as “The Dude” — is a gathering spot for the University’s bright, thirsty minds, a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest resources in media and information technology, a second home for many students and, oh right, an actual library housing a mammoth collection.

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