An article by New Republic referenced an interview that Dr. Rebecca G. Adams, professor in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology Program, did with the New York Times last year. The context of the new article is in regards to the importance of friendship as many women now embrace a hook-up culture.

Adams talks about how college is a vital ground for friendships, identifying the three components of “proximity, unplanned interactions, and a setting that encourages people to let their guard down and confide in each other” as the three conditions “crucial to making close friends.”