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|Title:||Cultural mapping of dorms|
|Author(s):||Myers, Joshua; Herrera-Urizar, Juan Pablo|
|Abstract:||This project examines current and past trends of student distribution based on race, sex, socio-economic status, etc. within the dorms (PAR/FAR and Six Pack), and the impact these trends have on student housing and the greater university community. One of the main questions is: Do students’ race, socio-economic status, and/or gender affect placement in student housing? The methods are cultural mapping, participant observation, and interviews/surveys (over 40 individuals, including students and resident advisors). The results show that the Six Pack houses mostly white students, while PAR/FAR houses mostly minority students. The root cause of this is that students are not assigned housing until they have secured adequate financial aid. Thus, students requiring financial aid are placed at a later date. In addition to this, students self-segregate themselves based on race and ethnicity.|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-08-22|
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Student Communities and Culture
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Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.