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Hopkins Nursing Students Now Have a Place to Call "Home"

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Posted: 5/24/2010

Students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) now have a new space they can call their own: The Student House. On May 6, the SON student affairs offices, including admissions and student services, financial aid, registration, career counseling, and associate dean for student affairs Sandra Angell moved to the former Rockwell House on Jefferson Street, located behind the SON Pinkard Building.

"We are very excited about this new location and space designated for student use," said Angell. "Students will now have a full-size kitchen with a seating area and vending machines, three study rooms, a doctoral room, a breastfeeding room, a lounge, and eventually, a courtyard."

"I think it is important to have a dedicated space for students because in the [Pinkard Building] there are very few functional spaces where students can get together and work in small groups to study or work on projects," said doctoral student Sara Rosenthal.  "Hopefully this move will help to decompress some of the crowding that has been occurring at the SON."

Traditional '11 student Samuel Hoffman said, "I am particularly looking forward to having a dedicated dining area, which I hope will foster a sense of community within and between classes that has been lacking due to scheduling and space constraints."

Click here to watch a short video of the new Student House.

For more information on the Student House, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu/studenthouse.