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Evolution of College Dorm

Image: Walter Sanders/Time Life Pictures/Getty

Dorm life sure has changed a lot since your great grandpa went to college!
Take a look at TIME’s photo gallery that shows the evolution of the college
dorm over the years:

Posters & Pin-ups
Traditionally, residence halls were occupied by male students who were
forced to adhere to strict dress codes, compulsory chapel services,
curfews and even fitness regimens. Until the 1830s, Harvard students
were required to purchase, chop and haul their own firewood back to
the dorms (while dodging the livestock and pigpens that crowded the
university’s campus). Dorm mothers enforced the rules, and executed
a strict "lights-out" policy (which also helped trim electricity
bills). Eventually, restrictions loosened and posters and pin-ups became
standard dorm decor — a racy way to compensate for the lack of
female presence.

– via Fark 

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June 13th, 2012

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