A Thousand Words: Inside renovated 315 Thayer and Andrews

Many former Keeney residents were shocked when they returned to campus to find that the building received a major facelift. But this summer’s changes hardly end there.

Today’s Herald featured a spread that breaks down all of this and next summer’s housing changes, which aim to create a more uniform progression of housing from freshman to senior year. Since we’ve already given you a photo tour of the new Keeney, we now bring you inside some of the other renovated dorms.

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Blorgchiving: Drugs, booze & prison edition

Glenn Beil / MCT

1962 — To freshmen living in Andrews Hall who feel like they’re living in prison: At least you aren’t 1960s Pembroke girls. This December 1962 story headlined “University Takes Action” teaches us that not only did Brown once employ someone with the title “director of food, plant and housing,” but that things can always get worse. In an effort to stop peeping Toms who plagued the all-girls school, administrators decided to add barbed wire to the protections surrounding Andrews, which already included a wall, iron gate, floodlights and locks preventing windows from being opened more than a little. The Pembroke Sing-Sing was, of course, “for the girls’ safety.” Lucky for us, we only have to deal with Grad Center.

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