Warren Ashby Residential College at Mary Foust

Warren Ashby Residential College At Mary Foust

Warren Ashby Residential College at Mary Foust

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The Warren Ashby Residential College at Mary Foust Hall (abbreviated WARC or simply RC) is a living-learning community located on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The college is made up of about 120 students who apply to the program in their senior year of high school.

History

The was founded in 1970 by Dr. Warren Ashby and Dr. Robert Miller in collaboration with several university students, faculty and administrators. It was an experimental program—even named "Experimental College" in its first year—to try to fix the key problem that plagued universities across the country - namely, the lack of integration between a student's social life and their academic life. WARC has been in Mary Foust Residence Hall since the inception of the program.

In September 2007, Residential College at Mary Foust Hall was officially renamed "Warren Ashby Residential College" in honor of its founder. An official renaming ceremony was held on September 29, 2007 at the residence hall.

Population

WARC is made up of about 120 full-time students who all live in the Mary Foust Residence Hall. (In the past, some RCers were housed across College Avenue in Guilford Residence Hall, because of population overflow.)The program is limited to freshmen and sophomores, but up to twelve upperclass people who have completed the program are allowed to apply to serve as upperclass mentors.Mirroring the university at large, WARC has had a majority of...
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