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Chicago Tribune Publishes Chambliss Letter

Posted September 29, 2009
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The Chicago Tribune published a letter written by Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, in response to a front-page article titled “These dorms major in luxury; Maids, flat-screen TVs -- 'Boomers really want it better for their kids'." Chambliss’ letter focused on his findings that “When college students opt for ‘luxury’ residence halls, they pay much more but actually get far less.”

Referencing Hamilton’s 11-year study of the undergraduate experience, he wrote, “…communal living helps students gain perspective on their own problems, learn negotiation skills and requires them to deal with diversity in all its forms. Students who live alone gain none of these.”

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