Student's Guide to Robert M. Lane Hall on the Hillsdale College Campus in Hillsdale, MI


G. Stolyarov II

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Note from the Author: This article was originally written in 2007 and published on Associated Content (subsequently, Yahoo! Voices). To preserve a record of my writings following the shutdown of Yahoo! Voices in 2014, I have given this article a permanent presence on this page. 

~ G. Stolyarov II, July 22, 2014

Robert M. Lane Hall on the Hillsdale College campus in Hillsdale, Michigan, is one of the college's primary classroom buildings. Of all the college facilities, it is the best to spend one's time in. Lane Hall was constructed in 2005 and features a pleasant exterior designed and decorated in the Classical style. Within you can find access to state-of-the-art technology and comfortable facilities for attending classes, studying, and leisure. Having taken tens of courses at Lane Hall and used it regularly for two years, I can highly recommend it as a student destination.

Lane Hall has three floors: a main floor, an upper floor, and a basement floor. The main floor contains entrances from three sides and a spacious lobby with benches. A small coffee shop, Jitters, operates on the main floor during class hours, although the lines for its products are quite extensive when students are moving between classes. You would be well advised to wait until you do not need to attend class but most other students are, so that you do not need to endure long lines and can make your purchase quickly.

The basement floor contains the Lane Computer Lab, which is divided into two sections. The larger section is sometimes in use by classes, but the little adjunct next to it with about ten computers and seats is always accessible to students. Each section of the lab has its own laser printers, Internet access, and highly comfortable chairs. From the basement floor of Lane Hall, a corridor can take you to the nearby Kendall Hall, a classroom building which was constructed simultaneously with Lane Hall and in the same architectural style.

There are several excellent seminar rooms scattered throughout Lane Hall, which are excellent places to study or hold a conversation when classes are not in session. One such room exists on the main floor, and two are located on the upper floor. These seminar rooms are fit to hold corporate meetings; they contain tall executive-style chairs whose backs can recline slightly, along with a single long polished wooden table in each room. Classes held in the seminar room tend to be smaller than the usual size; they contain about eight to fifteen students and exhibit numerous characteristics of discussion groups or graduate seminars.

Also on the upper floor is a smaller seminar room facing a window; it contains only a few chairs and a television and is mostly used for studying and discussion by students in small groups. This room provides a pleasant panoramic view from above of a large section of the Hillsdale campus.

The main and upper floors each have several computer terminals in the hallways to enable students to quickly check their e-mail and explore the Internet. Anybody with a college login can access any available hallway computers. Restrooms exist on each floor and are typically kept in decent condition -- much more so than can be said for other colleges and public places in general. Hillsdale College tends to operate by an honor code which is mutually respected by students to a surprising degree; there are no thefts or substantial crimes, and standards for cleanliness, hygiene, civility, and gestures of courtesy are much higher than one would ordinarily encounter. This degree of integrity among students keeps Lane Hall clean and free from vandalism, so that all those who attend Hillsdale College can fully enjoy its amenities.

Gennady Stolyarov II (G. Stolyarov II) is an actuary, science-fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. 

In December 2013, Mr. Stolyarov published Death is Wrong, an ambitious children’s book on life extension illustrated by his wife Wendy. Death is Wrong can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

Mr. Stolyarov has contributed articles to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), The Wave Chronicle, Le Quebecois Libre, Brighter Brains Institute, Immortal Life, Enter Stage RightRebirth of Reason, The Liberal Institute, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

In an effort to assist the spread of rational ideas, Mr. Stolyarov published his articles on Associated Content (subsequently the Yahoo! Contributor Network and Yahoo! Voices) from 2007 until Yahoo! closed this venue in 2014. Mr. Stolyarov held the highest Clout Level (10) possible on the Yahoo! Contributor Network and was one of its Page View Millionaires, with over 3,175,000 views. Mr. Stolyarov’s selected writings from that era have been preserved on this page.

Mr. Stolyarov holds the professional insurance designations of Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Regulation and Compliance (ARC), Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE), and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF).

Mr. Stolyarov has written a science fiction novel, Eden against the Colossus, a philosophical treatise, A Rational Cosmology,  a play, Implied Consent, and a free self-help treatise, The Best Self-Help is Free. You can watch his YouTube Videos.Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at

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