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Residence halls at Cornell University to be named for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Toni Morrison

Oct. 15, 2020
Both the Supreme Court justice and the author were alumnae of the university.

Two residence halls being built at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., will be named for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison.

The Ithaca Voice reports that both women were university alumnae. Ginsburg, who died in September, graduated in 1954, and Morrison, who died in 2019, graduated in 1955.

“For both of these extraordinary Cornellians, we wanted to create a memorial that would be seen by, and have its doors open to, ‘any person’ at Cornell,” university president Martha Pollack said.

The residence halls are being constructed as part of Cornell's North Campus Residential Expansion project, which is expected to open partially in fall 2021 and in full by fall 2022.

The expansion project will include 2,000 new beds of student housing, and is aimed at providing enough housing that every Cornell student will be able to live on campus during their first two years in school.

About 1,200 of the beds will be for first-year students and 800 would be for sophomores, The Ithaca Journal  reports.

The project encompasses 233,400 square feet of residential space for first-year students in the City of Ithaca, 177,800 square feet of residential space for first-year students in the Town of Ithaca and a sophomore site, almost entirely in the city, that will have 299,900 square feet devoted to residential space and 66,300 square feet devoted to a new dining facility.

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