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Walking on 'M' Street

Marshall Street has long played role in campus social life

Once a residential neighborhood, Marshall Street has evolved into the main off-campus commercial street for college students.

Often referred to as "M" Street, for decades it has been home to stores catering to student interests and needs such as The Record Runner in the 1970s (pictured right) and today's lineup that includes long-term retailers such as J. Michael Shoes and an array of places to eat and drink.

There is speculation the street was named for Louis B. Marshall, who was an early supporter of the institution that was founded as the New York State College of Forestry.