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Mary Donlon Hall - named for one of the country's first female judges, a Cornell alumna - is known for its sociable ambiance and close-knit community. The building has an expansive, light-filled first floor with seating areas, a lounge, and a library. The theater-style multipurpose room, with its large-screen TV, is a popular place for students to hang out and play Dance-Dance-Revolution, watch Monday Night Football, and have movie nights.
Donlon Hall also offers great leadership opportunities for its residents. The community has a very active Hall Council that organizes events ranging from volleyball tournaments to Donlon's own version of the World Series of Poker. Residents also have the opportunity to serve on the Judicial Board.
Donlon Hall rooms do not have air conditioning.
Christopher Schaffer, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is the Faculty-in-Residence for Donlon Hall. He and his partner Nozomi Nishimura, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Faculty Fellow, live in an apartment in the building and regularly spend time with student members of the Donlon community.
Donlon also has a number of Faculty and Community Fellows that provide students with opportunities to explore and cultivate their academic, intellectual, and cultural interests. You will find them attending events in your building, eating with students in the dining room, and leading on and off campus trips to lectures, plays, films, concerts, and regional points of interest.