A summer of campus work is in the books, which included the following projects:
• Improvements in residence halls, including converting Reinhardt Hall back into housing with additional beds in the C wing and new paint and carpet, and putting Mary Morse back online with fresh flooring, a new roof, Internet connectivity, upgraded wiring, a new boiler, and security infrastructure for the 112 students who will bunk there. (It is anticipated that there will be about 850 students living on campus this fall, with more anticipated in the spring semester with the second cohort of Global Scholars students coming in from London. That will be the largest number of residential students in 30 years.)
• Wiring upgrades and new furniture in the apartments and townhouses.
• Restoration of the portico at the Music Building.
• Classroom upgrades across campus, particularly in CPM, and tech improvements in GSB, NSB, and Vera Long. In the arts complex, new seats and a state-of-the-art lighting system have been installed in Danforth Lecture Hall, and one bank of studios has been converted into extended reality/virtual reality lab space. New “hoteling” offices have been established in Vera Long and Mills Hall.
• Major construction at Rothwell Center to add upgrades and a new service station to the Tea Shop, and for modernization of the Mail & Copy Center.
• Additional adjustments to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, including the installation of an automatic door at the Art Museum that also preserves the historic wooden doors that date from the building’s construction.