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100th Anniversary Edition

The Alumni News from Up the Hill| Vol. 4, No. 1 | October 1949

Women's Residence Opens

ALUMNI NEWS MAGAZINE | 100th Anniversary Edition

For the first time since UNB became co-educational, in 1885, women students of the university may live in residence.  

The new residence, which was a gift from Lord Beaverbrook to the Alumnae Society, has been named after the late Maggie Jean Chestnut, '27, one of the alumnae who did most to advance the cause of the women's residence. 

Formerly a private home, the residence was converted for its new use during the summer months. Only the determination and the hard work of the alumnae on the residence board, and the co-operation of the contractor, Ashley A. Colter, '10, made possible for the residence to be ready when college opened.  

Lounges, dining-room, kitchen, utility room and the matron's quarters are located on the first floor. The second and third floors are taken up by the girls' rooms, some of which are large enough to accommodate three co-eds.  

The decorations and the appointments show excellent taste. The building, as it has been converted, is well designed for a residence. Its location and spacious grounds are superb. Seventeen co-eds are already in residence. The building's capacity is 21. 

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