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Over the course of four years in the dorms I had three roommates:
Initially, I was paired with John Jackson in Gauss #216, a match not made in heaven.
He was, shall we say, more socially advanced than his naive 17-year-old roommate (me),
and I remember one day coming back to the room where he was making out with someone,
as her infant sat on the bed as a bystander. On another occasion, with the ‘aroma’ of pot rife in the room (which I had to ask what it was), I decided a change was in order. He had made friends with someone more amenable to his lifestyle, and I switched with that guy, and moved in with Russ Regnery in room #203. We were opposite Jack Engstom and Geoff Wong in #204 (they moved to #303 the following year). Russ was much more studious and quiet and we got along well. Later in the year, Russ got a single room, and I was left with the double to myself.
Second year, I moved to Maxwell House (3rd floor) and roomed with Mike Miller, whom I had met through Pat McCormick (who then lived opposite us) and some vague family connection, the details of which I don’t recall. Part way through the year, he too, departed, for off-campus housing, and once again I had a solo double room.
Junior and senior years, I had single rooms on Maxwell first floor.
The various dorms certainly had their own personalities – my experiences in Gauss and Maxwell could hardly have been more different.