That’s Wyllys Ave. in the foreground and that’s the base of Foss Hill on the right. Among the many locations being currently considered, some of which call for the demolition of the stately Shanklin, this plan, known as Option G, is apparently the idea of one faculty member who wants to bring the sciences closer to the center of campus.
In all likelihood the plan will not pass. “It’s not going to happen,” said Matt Ball ’08, current WSA member and unopposed candidate for WSA President (his only competition is the write in candidate “Giant Joint,” who in past years has pulled quite a few votes). “The talk about it sounds like it’s pretty much doomed,” he said.
At Sunday night’s WSA meeting, most people signalled their displeasure with the idea–though some did try to compromise.
“What if they constructed it in a way so people could sled under the building?” one WSA member quipped.
If you’d like to see the options that are actually being considered, go to Blackboard and you can see all the plans. The planning has only been going on for 12 weeks and there’s still time to influence the direction of the project. Consider checking it out.