Part of Berlin Wall on Kennesaw State campus (AJC)
KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 10, 2018) — Q: I heard part of the Berlin Wall is in Cobb County. If so, where is it?
A: The 10-foot tall, 2.7-ton structure is on display at Kennesaw State University. This part of the Berlin Wall is outside the College of Humanities and Social Sciences building on the the Kennesaw campus, off Campus Loop Road and Bartow Avenue.
Students rush between classes and spend time studying next to the wall, but few know its history or even realize it is on campus.
A professor recently asked 220 communication students in the Social Sciences building if they knew where the Berlin Wall was located on campus. About 30 said they knew it was 28 steps outside the building they were in.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.