Dozens of colleges across the country that place professors (and sometimes their families) in residence halls.
This spring, Jeffrey Sich told his friends in St. Louis that he was moving to the District for an associate professorship at George Washington University. Then the 55-year-old carefully explained where he would live: a sophomore dorm. “It was met with shock: ‘You are going to do what?’ ” Sich said. “But it’s a great conversation starter. . . . And it’s been done before – Rodney Dangerfield.”