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Governor’s Corner, Kappa Kappa Gamma, 550 Lasuen, Synergy, and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A

About

Named after Augustus Taber Murray, Murray House is considered an independent house (along with EAST and Yost). Murray originally opened its' doors in 1982 and was recently renovated during the summer of 2011. Residents have access to a private chef that serves up daily specials with a salad bar and deli always available. The dorm kitchen is open for residents to use on the weekend.  The food for weekend preparation is stocked by the Murray Kitchen Managers. Residents are expected to help with kitchen maintenance (hashing) one weekend each quarter.  Located on the Westside of campus, Murray House is surrounded by the natural beauty of Governor's Corner with access to a number of hiking/running trails. Additionally, the house is in walking distance to the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center at Roble Field.

Resident Fellows

Photograph of Murray Resident Fellow.

Matthew Snipp is a professor of sociology and has been at Stanford since 1996. He is also the Senior Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.  Before moving to Stanford, he was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin -- Madison.  He has been a Research Fellow at the U.S. Bureau of the Census and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  Professor Snipp has published 3 books and over 70 articles and book chapters on demography, economic development, poverty and unemployment.  His current research and writing deals with the methodology of racial measurement, changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities, and American Indian education.  For nearly ten years, he served as an appointed member of the Census Bureau’s Racial and Ethnic Advisory Committee.  He also has been involved with several advisory working groups evaluating the 2000 census, three National Academy of Science panels focused on the 2010 and 2020 censuses.  He also has served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics as well as an elected member of the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research’s Council.  He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison

Matt has 2 children:  Charlie is 15 and he enjoys video games, attends Gunn High School and runs on the cross-country and track teams.  Josie is 12 and attends Terman Middle school.  She is an avid reader and loves musical theatre and art. She is also a devoted cat lover and belongs to Cutie, the Murray dorm cat.  Cutie can be found in the RF apartment at all hours of the day and night.

Exterior photograph of Murray.