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Support Sustainable Landscaping at Wesleyan

From Miles Bukiet ’11:

Emerging from a graceful arbor plump with grapes you head past the chapel towards the Wesleyan Orchard, the rows of trees punctuated by the sharp red of ripe apples.  As you reach up to pick one a humming bird buzzes by on his way to a colorful meadow in front of North college, a meadow currently erupting in a decadent display of natural abundance. Welcome to fall at Wesleyan. This is not a fantasy; this is Wes ten years from now given both audacity of vision, and meticulous follow through.

Want to see fruit trees and abundant wildflower meadows where short grass currently exists?!  Help us transform this campus into a flagship campus, demonstrating innovative sustainable and socially just design.  Help us generate the support needed to turn this dream into a reality.  Two easy steps…

McConaughy Hall: A Physical End

Those of us on campus will notice a significant change to the Wesleyan landcape this year.  That cozy little nook behind Hewitt where MoCon once stood now gives way to a smooth, steep slope.  MoCon is gone.

Over on the Middletown Eye blog, Stephen Devoto has posted a video ode-to-McConaughy illustrating the demolition of MoCon from June 4th to September 6th of this year that’s really worth checking out.   The video, aptly set to “The Great Unknown” by Dar Williams ’89, is available here.  The full post is available here.

Also, here are some photos I took of ground zero earlier this week:

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Today, the grass is finally starting to get green, even if in awkward patches.  It’s interesting to note that no classes remain on campus who have ever dined within MoCon‘s glass walls.  I’m going to be really corny here and say that MoCon lives on in spirit though because of the importance and remembrance alumni have ascribed to it.

Rest in Peace McConaughy Hall, 1962-2010

[Thanks Stephen Devoto for the tip & video]