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   from the issue of August 19, 2004

A Piece of University History

Editor's note: Beginning today, the Scarlet will look back at a moment of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's past with "A Piece of University History." Each week we'll feature a historical photo, story or short "did you know" tidbit about the university.

With UNL's newest home for students now open at Husker Courtyards, we thought we'd feature one of the older housing complexes at UNL, Selleck Quadrangle.

Selleck was the first residence built at UNL for men, with the first three units completed in time for the 1947 fall semester. These buildings cost about $450,000 to build, which was financed by the University of Nebraska Dormitory Corp. by issuing bonds that were to be retired by student rentals.

Today, Selleck Quadrangle has five units in a double quadrangle, and construction is nearly completed on an updated dining hall. It features a special section for graduate students and is home to the Music Residential Learning Community.

Information for "A Piece of UNL History" is provided by the University Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries. For more information or to suggest a historical topic for this feature, call 472-8515.



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Partnership builds math education
Residence Hall, Selleck dining open this fall
$5 million gift to benefit UNL
A Piece of University History
External funding at UNL hits $91.5 million
Fund supports undergraduate horticulture research
Garage expands parking options
Other changes to campus this year
Poverty exercise sparks solutions
President Milliken Travels West
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