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Tech Hall no more
Posted: 2005-02-25 00:00
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Author: Phil Gengler
Section: The Stute

Residents of Tech Hall were surprised to find out last Friday that they were now living in Jonas Hall. Ryan Bender '05 remarked, "I took a nap on Friday, and when I woke up, I saw I was living in Jonas Hall!"

Tech Hall has been renamed in honor of Frank Jonas, an alumnus from the class of 1923. Jonas' family recently made a large donation to Stevens, and the decision was made to rename the dorm in his honor.

New signage was placed on the outside of the dorm, providing some students with their first and only notice that the hall had been renamed.

Jonas, a Long Island resident, was the inventor of the Pendaflex folder, a common type of hanging file folder.

A formal rededication ceremony is planned for later this year.


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