Huston-Tillotson Professor to Move Into a Dumpster

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Huston-Tillotson University’s ‘Professor Dumpster’ to Move Into 33-Square Foot Dumpster Living Space


Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014


1 p.m. CST


Huston-Tillotson University

900 Chicon Street

Southwest corner of the athletic field located on Chalmers Avenue and 7th Street

Park on Chalmers Avenue to enter the campus


Dr. Jeff Wilson, Huston-Tillotson University Dean of University College and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, will make his home in a dumpster for one year. The dumpster will be delivered on Tuesday in preparation for the move in.  Wilson will speak about the project, as well as students from HT’s Green is the New Black organization.  Students will speak to raise awareness of sustainability efforts in minority communities.


Huston-Tillotson University with roots dating to 1875, is the oldest institution of higher education in Austin, Texas, offering Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 20 areas of study.