We have received more than 60 proposals for improvements to the campus that would enhance the university’s ability to make the most of our residential dimensions. These range from very specific facilities improvements to programs that would allow students to learn all sorts of specific skills. I’m delighted to see the range of topics covered, and the input from staff, students, faculty — and even some alumni.
Provost Ruth Striegel Weissman will lead a group from various constituencies to discuss the merits of the proposals. When we narrow down to a group of “semi-finalists,” we will ask for more detailed proposals. After getting input from students, faculty and staff, I expect to be announcing some pilot projects early in 2014.
Wesleyan’s residential dimensions foster a learning, research and creative culture that is one of our greatest assets. We will use those strengths in even more intentional ways in the future. Stay tuned!