State of the University address: expansion to come for future

By Justine Espersen

University President Dr. John C. Bowling gave the annual State of the University address to faculty and staff this Tuesday in Kresge Auditorium. He said Olivet is committed to three broad priorities when considering the future: strengthen the core, complete the campus plan and ensure financial stability.

Specifically, Bowling noted several different aspects of “strategic expansion” to fulfill the Vision of 2022. Below is a list of some of the additions he mentioned in the address:

-There will be an addition to the south end of Reed (between Reed and the Center for Student Success). Natural sciences and potentially the math department will be placed here. North Reed will be ready to open in the fall.
-Classrooms with and labs will be added into Wisner with the expansion to Nielson Drive, taking the faculty parking lot behind Wisner.
-There will be a wrap-around addition to the north of Larsen, between Larsen and Burke. This will include black box theater class, a recital hall and offices.
-A new dormitory will be added to accommodate all freshmen women in place of the Weber parking lot. This will hold roughly 450-500 women.

The full story will be included in the last issue of this year’s GlimmerGlass, April 17.

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