Students, faculty forge connections in Willamette's academic hearths

Since the renovation of the Collins Science Center in 1981, academic hearths have formed across Willamette University's campus. Watch this video to learn more about how faculty and students use the spaces to collaborate with one another.

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Built in 2009, Ford Hall is home to one of Willamette's larger academic hearths, supporting students interested in Computer Science, Film Studies, Mathematics, Civic Communication and Media, and Russian. 

Merriam-Webster: Hearth \'härth\

  1. An area in front of a fireplace.
  2. A vital or creative center.
  3. Home.