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Women's Residential College (WRC)

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Size: 50 residents
Location: 630 Emerson Street
Master: Michelle Wright
Associate Professor, African American Studies, Weinberg College
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The community of women who live in Hobart House is one of Northwestern's friendliest, attracting students from all six undergraduate schools and from diverse nationalities and ethnic heritages. Its faculty fellows join residents for weekly lunches, participate in cross-campus residential college events, and provide informal advising.  The WRC student executive board plans a full year of social, intellectual, cultural, and philanthropic activities.

Events in 2012-13 included a lake-side bonfire, a Valentine's party cohosted with two other residential colleges, a spring formal, and trips to Chicago.  An especially popular fireside-copresented by faculty fellow and inman Tahera Ahmed, visiting Jewish studies professor Claire Sufrin, and Sheil Catholic Center pastoral associate Mary Deeley-focused on interfaith marriage.  Slivka Residential College and WRC teamed up for intramural floor hockey and basketball, and Phi Mu Alpha fraternity members joined a swing dancing class held at Hobart.

WRC groupThe Residential College Program offered trips to see The Book of Mormon and a taping of NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. On WRC outings, students ice skated in downtown Chicago and sampled its restaurants, shops, and museums.  They celebrated each other's birthdays, and some traveled home together for the holidays.  They enjoyed movie and game nights, an Oscar party, and Hobart's new elliptical trainer and Wii game system.

They also gave of themselves for others: Hobart women served soup to the homeless at Hilda's Kitchen, collected clothing and toiletries to benefit the Northwestern Settlement house, read to children at the local library, and participated in the fundraisers Relay for Life and Dance Marathon.

For expanding horizons and starting lifelong friendships, there is no place like Hobart.



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