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Date Posted: 06/ 5/15 1:49:07pm Fri
Subject: Re: Reconfiguring the space vacated by Starr Rink
In reply to:
's message, "Re: Reconfiguring the space vacated by Starr Rink" on 06/ 5/15 3:02:44am Fri
>The case for a new performing arts facility is indeed
>compelling. Just read the rationale for it from
>And look at the bigger picture, one best understood by
>the by Dennis Cronin and his Board. Colgate needs,
>and students, faculty and staff deserve nothing but
>the best, and these are delivered after careful
>thought and study according to our means. Hence the
>(fully funded) new career center, The Class of 1965
>Arena,the CAC in the Village- all under construction
>or pre-construction phases for 2016 or so delivery.
>Then there are the residential life colleges (the
>first of which is this fall) and a new dorm between
>Andrews and Stillman for 2017.
>Back to the performing arts center case which speaks
>for itself and which will undoubtedly attract great
>support from a sometimes overlooked alumni/parent
>constituency, one also engaged with the CAC's
>funding... The objective can be understood as simply
>another way to attract the brightest and best
>students, faculty and staff to one of the most
>beautiful campuses in the country. The core component
>of the 2012 Capital Campaign supporting financial aid
>and ongoing efforts to deliver a need-blind future is
>already making that happen with the Athletics
>Department another beneficiary.
>William James is right: Everyone wins when Colgate
>alumni and supporters generally pull together. Ho,
>Case, Lathrop's renovation, and the entire athletics
>department's facilities/direction represent a
>transformed campus- incredible change in a mere 8
>years. Same for the Village since the Inn was
>renovated in 2011.
>Alumni, parents, students/faculty/staff and other
>Colgate supporters have a lot to be proud of.
>Personally, I will confidently plan for and make
>donations for the repurposing of Starr and the
>performing arts center when their plans are costed and
>ps- the guy pictured in the article with the blue
>shirt is Andrew Nairin '14, a former football player
>from California. If you know football you probably
>know his parents too.
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