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I started moving into my temporary room today. I thought I was going to do the whole thing and move in but I opened it up and it was gross so I had to Fabreeze it and let it air out. It looks like a prison cell and I’m glad I’m only staying there for a week before I move into my real room. Pics later when it looks less like a dungeon.
To add insult to injury, I’m moving my stuff to the other side of campus for just a few days. I can SEE my real room from the window of the dungeon room. Why won’t the college let me move in?

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This is the second in a series of six features on the buildings of West Circle. The previous feature on Mary Mayo Hall can be found here.

The second residence hall built in West Circle was Williams Hall, built in 1937.

However, it was not actually the first of its name.


The original Williams Hall was built in 1869 and named for Joseph R. Williams, the first president of the university. It stood near the location of the Museum today and was the second dormitory built on campus, allowing the university the ability to expand its student population. As the city of East Lansing was yet to exist, students’ only option was to live on campus and enrollment was directly tied to the amount of beds provided by the university. It was initially just called “the new hall” until 1876 when the next dormitory was built. At that time, it was formally named for Williams.

For many years, it played a large part in students’ lives, its bell chiming to wake the students in the morning and doing so again at the end of the day. The basement cafeteria provided food for the entire student population and many student clubs used its meeting rooms.


Like many of the original buildings in the university, the first Williams Hall burnt down in a spectacular fashion on January 1, 1919. Luckily, it was over winter break and no one was in the building!


The current Williams Hall was built in 1937 and actually bears a slightly different name than the original -it’s named for Williams’ wife, Sarah Langdon Williams.

A great supporter of her husband’s work, she also made great strides herself for women’s suffrage and other causes. She founded and edited The Ballot Box, the official newspaper of the suffrage movement and called both Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton friend. She spent the years directly following the founding of MSU serving as a battlefield nurse in the Civil War and was always a strong supporter of Michigan State and all it stood for.

As for the building itself, it was one of many on campus tied to the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. Its famous glazed terracotta sculpture, entitled “Children Reading” depicts three young girls studying from a book. As a symbol of women in education, it perfectly fits the once all-female dorm. The fish spout directly below adds a bit of whimsey to the front courtyard that faces Michigan Ave.


As part of the Kresge Art Museum’s WPA Walking Tour, videos are available detailing more about the sculpture here and here.

Today, Williams Hall is unique in that it allows students to conveniently live on campus without a meal plan (though they can also buy limited ones if needed), providing community kitchens and a Great Hall for events like weekly ballroom dance lessons and annual West Circle occasions like the Soul Food Dinner and Casino Night.

Many international students call Williams home, as it provides them the opportunity to eat food that they might feel more comfortable with and can not be found in the dining halls. Overall, as one of the more unique living opportunities on campus, Williams provides a balance of independence and convenience.

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10 September 2014 | Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry speak to Britain’s Invictus Games team captain Dave Henson at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the Prince attended a Business Leaders Employment meeting, hosted by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in east London, England. © Neil Hall - WPA Pool/Getty Images

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You pay me to go get guys like Wigand, to draw him out. To get him to trust us, to get him to go on television. I do. I deliver him. He sits. He talks. He violates his own fucking confidentiality agreement. And he’s only the key witness in the biggest public health reform issue, maybe the biggest, most-expensive corporate-malfeasance case in U.S. history. And Jeffrey Wigand, who’s out on a limb, does he go on television and tell the truth? Yes. Is it newsworthy? Yes. Are we gonna air it? Of course not. Why? Because he’s not telling the truth? No. Because he is telling the truth. That’s why we’re not going to air it. And the more truth he tells, the worse it gets!

The Insider, Michael Mann (1999)

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Summery: William Hall is a boy hoping to escape. But with a proposition for the leader of the Peaky Blinders as his only way out, is he running from one dangerous situation and into another?

Warnings: none that I can see (if there is anything please let me know!)

A/N: took a lot longer than I expect🤦‍♂️ (it’s becoming a trend with me ) but it’s finally here! i personally really like this chapter and as always i hope you enjoy!

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Posting Date: 17/05/2020

Posting Time: 7:24 pm


Chapter Six

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“Sibling relationships are weird. Like I’d give Angus a kidney but I’m not letting him borrow a guitar pick.”

- Malcolm Young at some point, probably

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The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) had its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor on May 5, 1891.

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