Silliman dining hall

Silliman dining hallAnother favorite was the Silliman dining hall. It was the largest of any residential college, which guaranteed lively conversations at all hours. The food was surprisingly good and the desserts were outstanding (the rumor was that the chef had served on Gen. MacArthur’s staff). I always felt that the dining hall was the “sixth classroom”, and that time spent there was equal to any spent at the library. It was a place that nourished both body and soul.

Scott Simpson

L & B Room

L&B alcoveThe reading alcoves in the L&B room at Sterling Library were cozy little chapels where I went to worship the written word. They had wonderful views of the courtyard plus sleep-inducing green leather chairs. Truth be told, I may have napped more than I read at the L&B. Whenever I’m back in New Haven, I always make a pilgrimage to the L&B.

Scott Simpson