The Fabulous Ames [Good Article]

6 Feb

Today’s Hatchet has an article about the grand opening of the newly renovated Ames Hall on the Mt. Vernon campus.  Ames will be the home of the Mt. Vernon offices for the UHP (though we’ll still be in the Townhouse in Foggy Bottom as well.)  It’s a pretty cool new space, so if you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, at least read the article!

After a $19 million upgrade, the now five-story building boasts 13 classrooms, faculty offices, department space, six private study rooms and a café. The University Writing Program moved into Ames Hall at the start of this semester and the building’s remaining classrooms are used mainly for introductory courses geared toward freshmen.

The Hatchet made an error reporting that the UHP will move the majority of its teaching and living operations to the Vern.  The majority of the Honors freshmen experience will be centered on the Vern.  Origins and some Scientific Reasoning classes will be on the Vern (the two classes required of freshmen UHPers), and optional housing will be offered on the Vern for freshmen as well.  Most upper level courses will still be taught in Foggy Bottom, where the majority of our students are expected to live (including those in the sophomore Honors housing community.)

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