By Masato Tsuruta
February 1, 2011
Students and faculty have discussed how to maintain the core values of the Earth Lodge program after Lee Carleton, the current adviser for the program, leaves the University of Richmond after this semester, said Andy Gurka, director of living-learning and Roadmap programs.
Despite concerns from students that the Earth Lodge program might disappear after Carleton leaves, Gurka said the school never had the intention to eliminate the Earth Lodge program.
"The only way that the Earth Lodge will ever go away is that if we didn't have students who were interested in participating in it," Gurka said, "but the interest is high."
The Earth Lodge program was started by Carleton in 2005 as one of the first living-learning communities.