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Higher Ed in the News

Son gets same dorm room his dad had 30 years ago

February 12, 2009

Mike Robell has found himself in B310 in Emmons Hall at Michigan State University - the very same room occupied by his father in 1978.

What are the odds? The East Lansing university has about 8,000 rooms.

The proof came from a university archivist, who located a 1978 student directory.

Housing complex manager Tim Knight says it's the first time in his 37-year tenure that he's aware of a parent and child having the same room by chance.

Read the full story from MSNBC.