Named for John McClintock (American theologian & educator) and Spencer Fullerton Baird. McClintock joined the Dickinson College faculty in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1836 as a professor of mathematics and later taught Greek and Latin. In 1847, the town of Carlisle charged him with inciting a riot over slavery. He was tried in the county court and was acquitted. Though he resigned from the College, McClintock did not cut all ties with the College and served as a trustee from 1849 to 1859. He also maintained his intellectual career, publishing many educational volumes and texts, especially in classical and theological literature.
Spencer Fullerton Baird (American zoologist)was offered a teaching position at Dickinson College in 1845 as professor of natural history, and became popular among the students for his practice of taking the young men out into the field to study the natural world. He became chair of both the departments of natural history and chemistry in 1848. Throughout his time as professor, Baird continued to write on subjects of natural history, quickly becoming a respected ornithologist, zoologist, and naturalist. Baird later became the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, he served as Director of the National Museum from its founding until his death, and he served as Secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.
Constructed in the 1960’s, Baird-McClintock today is a mixed class year residence hall. BDMC contains rooms in the “S” shape and accommodates two, three, or four students. It is home to approximately 120 students and has various lounge spaces, a laundry area and kitchen facilities. This building is located on the west side of campus between the HUB and the Kline Center.
Walls: Cinderblock or drywall; exposed stone in some ground floor suites.
Floors: Carpeted hallways; vinyl tile/sheet vinyl in bedrooms.
Furniture: Each student will have a bunkable bed that can be adjusted (or flipped) for height, a dresser, a desk and desk chair, and a bookcase. Closets are built in and not moveable. Soft seating is available in building lounges.
Baird-McClintock Room Dimensions