Photograph by Scott Houston
Who wants to study? says freshman Joel Locke, hanging at left. Its warm, and its too early in the semester for schoolwork to seem urgent. Like many Iowa State students, Joel and his friends Josh Hauser, middle, and Tyler Manker, right, are in-staters from small farming communities. There are fewer people in each of their hometowns than in the three dorms that make up 50012home away from home for 2,000 students.