I recognize that there's a wide variety of dorms / res colls at NU, ranging from the older standbys of Bobb-McCulloch, Allison, Shepard, Sargent, Elder and Willard, to the small places like N & S Mid-Quads, to the newer places like Slivka and Kemper. However, probably excluding Slivka and Kemper from the equation and focusing on the majority of the dorms, which are older stock, how do NU dorms generally compare to peer schools? (By peer schools, I simply mean elite, selective colleges - LAC's or universities.) Since many of you have visited other colleges recently, can you give me a sense? Are NU's dorms worse than average, better than average, just average? How would you compare the furnishings and maintenance? I'm thinking about the physical plant of the dorms themselves, not the location (e.g., on the lakefront, in the middle of frat / sorority quad, etc.). Thanks.
Also, can someone who is there explain what's going on with the Sigma Nu house? It looks abandoned. What is NU going to do with it?