Central campus alternatives for new colleges: YHP building and Hadley Hall

To the Editor:

The University should consider building at least one, if not two residential colleges where Helen Hadley Hall and the Yale Health Plan building are now, including the parking area.

This is a pretty large chunk of real estate by downtown New Haven standards; both buildings have outlived their usefulness. A new YHP building is being built, and HHH is aging (and boasts a less-than-stellar architecture). This location would be a lot closer to central campus, solving the “isolation” problem.

The University should consider using the Prospect Place area to build a graduate student residential college to replace HHH, and whatever other buildings the University needs. Oh, and let’s all forget about making the Hall of Graduate Studies into undergraduate residential colleges, okay?

Eva Heater

Feb. 6

The writer is a 1991 graduate of the Yale School of Music.


  • yes

    The University should DEFINITELY consider other options downtown, not every inch is occupied and not every inch is occupied by something useful/difficult to relocate or replace. I just wished there was more creative energy being put into location than there is being put in to 'how' to connect the new location with central campus