An article in last week's Miscellany News has sparked some recent controversy.
The article, "Arboretum status: Trees well and blooming" announced plans for "definite landscape changes" to commence in Spring 2008. Vassar plans to COMPLETELY REMOVE THE FENCE separating the campus from Collegeview Ave. In addition, around sixty trees will have to be cut down.
The removal of the fence and trees is in an effort to "provide a 'pleasant transition from Vassar into the business district,'" according to a rep for Buildings and Grounds.
Not only is that a mess of trees being removed, but making the campus even MORE open?
This was only mentioned in a small paragraph, but we have a feeling this will become a bigger issue early next year.
Read the article for yourself: