I’m an alumna of what I consider to be (or have been) a rather prestigious institution. This post is for my fellow alumnae, who knew and loved our campus and school well.
I visited (some may see it as trespassed) yesterday and was none too pleased with several discoveries. I had last visited at the end of March, and did not find anything too disturbing, except of course for the transformation that the chapel had undertaken into a student lounge complete with pool tables. Vulgar. The pews have been scattered throughout the building of classrooms.
On this trip, my accomplice and I discovered that Gerard is being torn up, at least thus far on the level that once housed professor offices.
There were signs warning about asbestos near the entrances to that floor, so we didn’t get too close. Besides workers were inside, some seemingly not wearing much under their Hazmat-like suits. Yikes.
We managed to enter the library, which was a ghost town. In fact I think we stumbled upon a guard taking a nap in the quiet confines. It seems like much of the material is gone, but some items remain scattered about. We later found a lot of books, still marked with library stickers, in EF classrooms in Marion Hall.
As you might have guessed, EF has tried to transform any and every space into either a classroom or dorm space. Even the old weaving center is now a ‘drawing’ center.
And, quite annoyingly, the EF students get to live in the Butler dorm halls. Those little shits don’t even appreciate what they have. We even saw several groups lounging on the lovely old furniture in Butler parlors, with their feet on the furniture. I had to restrain myself from attacking.
And in case you were wondering, security is really doing a great job up there. Not! We managed to get into the actual dome for the third time ever (a few times when we were actual students there), with absolutely no hassle.
Just wanted to share what we found. I guess at least we should be grateful that the buildings are still intact.