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(L-r) Kailani Capote, senior residential assistant; DSU President Harry L. Williams; U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper; Amir Mohammadi, executive vice president and University treasurer; and Rose Spady, Commons residential director, take a photo opportunity at the front desk of the Commons.

  U.S. Sen. Tom Carper Visits New DSU Commons


DSU President Harry L. Williams ushers U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper into the Commons.

U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper took a grand tour on Aug. 29 of the University’s newly acquired residential facility – the DSU Living and Learning Commons.

DSU President Harry L. Williams, along with Executive Vice President and University Treasurer Amir Mohammadi and Residential Director Rose Spady, gave Sen. Carper a first-hand look at how the University has converted the former hotel into a residential hall.

The DSU officials showed Sen. Carper various not-yet-occupied rooms, a master suite that will be used for visiting faculty or University guests, and the exercise room amenity.

U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper greets residential assistant Shakida Hercules at the Commons front desk

Sen. Carper said the quality of the rooms at the Commons exceeded the dormitory rooms that existed when he was an undergraduate at Ohio State University.

“You’ve heard of people who want to relive their youth,” Sen. Carper said. “Well I want to relive my youth here.”