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Turner and Schneider Residence Halls


Darwin Turner

Darwin Turner Hall -- The Turner Hall section of the Jefferson Residence Hall Complex contains double-bedroom suites in the east group of three buildings, Turner Hall is named after the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Cincinnati. In 1947 at age 16, Darwin Turner earned his bachelor's degree in English and in 1949, earned a master's degree in English. An African American, Turner was later recognized as one of the greatest scholars in African American literature. The Darwin T. Turner Scholars program was founded at the university in 1976 and is one of the oldest ethnic scholarship programs in the nation. The program has graduated more than 500 students.



Herman Schneider

Herman Schneider Hall -- The Schneider Hall section of the Jefferson Residence Hall Complex holds a total of 168 beds, arranged in units with four single-bedrooms. The hall is named after the founder of cooperative education. Herman Schneider, a former dean of the UC College of Engineering and former UC president, started the nation's very first co-op program at UC in 1906, combining the student's academics with paid professional experience. Now, UC averages 4,100 placements in co-ops every year and has approximately 1,500 participating employers. UC students earn nearly $27 million each year through co-op, with many graduating debt-free.

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