The Value of Rooming With a Stranger (The New York Times)


New York Times columnist Anna Altman turns to Dartmouth’s Bruce Sacerdote ’90 for comment about the benefits college students gain from having roommates with different backgrounds.

Sacerdote, the Richard S. Braddock 1963 Professor in Economics and chair of the department, studies the effect that rooming with a strange can have on a student’s college experience, the Times notes.

“This is one of those few times in your life where you may find yourself living with someone who is completely different,” Sacerdote says. “That marks a tremendous opportunity for impressionable young people.”

Read the full story, published 9/7/14 by The New York Times.

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