Fall 2013: Hagemann Hall becomes coed and changes house names
Hagemann Hall will shift from being a females, only, to coed for fall 2013. Additionally, Hagemann Hall will be home to the Living Learning Community focused on second year students. Parks and Earhart houses on 4th floor will be home to the Second Year Experience community. Hagemann Hall is connected to Redeker Center via the skywalk system.
Jackie House will change to Curie House, in honor of Marie Curie. Marie Curie represents the “science” category, and is remembered for being the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, among other firsts, and made huge discoveries in the field of radioactivity.
Amy House will change to Roosevelt House, in honor of Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt represents the “politics” category, and is remembered for being the longest-serving First Lady of the U.S. She was a very outspoken advocate for women in the workplace, civil rights of African-Americans and Japanese Americans, and the rights of WWII refugees. She was one of the first delegates for the United Nations and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Charlie House will change to , in honor of Helen Keller. Helen Keller represents the “adversity” category, and is remembered for showing the world how anything is possible even with physical disabilities such as being blind and deaf. She learned to read and was one of the few women at the time to attend college and is now famous for accomplishments as a woman with a disability.
Cat House will change to change to Teresa House, in honor of Mother Teresa. Although Mother Teresa is not the original name of Mother Teresa, the Hagemann Senate voted to call it “Teresa House”, as her original name would not be recognizable. Mother Teresa represents the “outreach” category, and is remembered for ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying for 45 years at the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion.
Carrie House will change to Stanton House, in honor of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton represents the “suffrage” category, and is remembered for being an American social activist, abolitionist, and a leading figure of the early women’s rights movement. She assisted in initiating the first organized women’s rights and women’s suffrage movements in the US.
Jennie House will change to Carson House, in honor of Rachel Carson. Rachel Carson represents the “sustainability” category, and is remembered for being an American marine biologist and conservationist whose writings sparked the environment movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency.
Lannie House will change to Earhart House, in honor of Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart represents the “pioneers” category, and is remembered for being a woman of many firsts in the airplane world. She flew across most of the world and many flights were solo.
Belle House will change to Parks House, in honor of Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks represents the “civil rights” category, and is remembered for being a Civil Rights Activists. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses.