Universities moving some professors in with students

Charlotte Taylor
a professor sits outside with his students
a professor sits outside with his students

Horror stories of mismatched lifestyles living in tiny shared spaces are deeply rooted in the college experience. Every student who chooses to live on campus pauses to think about the uncomfortable situations they could possibly encounter. But this year, students across the country are entering their residence halls to find neighbors they would not anticipate in their wildest dreams: their professors.

"During the start of the year, people don't know who I am and wonder who the really old freshman is living down the hall," says Dr. Alexei Vranich, an adjunct professor of anthropology and archeology at UCLA who lives in a residence hall with 900 undergraduate students.