More on Campus Changes

For those of you who frequent the Quad Cam, you might have noticed a lot of action taking place on either side of Wait Chapel – trucks, earth being moved, etc.  This is part of a landscaping renovation project that has been going on throughout Winter Break, and should be completed in the next week or two (weather permitting).  Here is a description of what’s taking place: “The project…will remove overgrown shrubbery, replacing it with a more inviting planting design that opens the spaces up to Hearn Plaza. In addition to an entirely new planting scheme, curved teak benches, brick pavers, and blue stone will also be included.”  You can see an artistic rendition of the final look of the space.

This bit of construction is not visible from the Quad Cam, but is very close to my home in Alumni Hall.  The Worrell Professional Center, home to our law school, is having site trees removed for what will become a building addition that will house the department of Health and Exercise Science.  Right now the big parking lot W1 between Poteat Field and Worrell is home to some big trucks and equipment working on the trees.

If you are having trouble figuring out where these spaces are, our intrepid web team has a new Interactive Campus Map where you can see the buildings on campus.  The map has Google Street View of some of the buildings (I remember seeing the Street View car on campus earlier this summer, now it all makes sense!)

We’re starting to see more signs of life on campus from returning female students here for sorority recruitment – more joggers, people carrying suitcases or grocery bags to their residence halls, etc.  Recruitment kicks off with a meeting this evening, and then tomorrow we’ll start to see small groups of girls being led with their GRC (Greek Recruitment Counselor) to a series of sorority functions all day.

The weather is getting colder and is supposed to be only in the high 20s tomorrow.  Right now it really looks like a wintry sky.  Not like snow is imminent or anything – just that kind of weak-sunlight look of winter.

— by Betsy Chapman

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