It's been some time since there have been any noteworthy developments on the plans to relocate the college bookstore to Raymond Ave, but it seems that faculty members have been using their time off this summer to take action against the relocation.
According to the Urban Studies Majors Committee's blog, 61 faculty members signed a letter to Cappy in July asking her to reconsider her position on the relocation.
"All of us are troubled by the possibility that the College might establish a corporate-owned bookstore in what is currently the Juliet Café. We are especially concerned for the well-being of the Three Arts Bookstore, a small business with a long, proud history in our area. Recent research into the effect of large chain establishments on particular communities has shown, among other results, that they generate a huge disparity between gross income, and income that actually stays in the community."
The letter continues to request that the decision to relocate the bookstore "be postponed until further faculty and community discussion" can be held.
Cappy met with some faculty members shortly after, and according to another letter, Cappy announced that "plans for the bookstore are going forward," but she will "consider delaying any signing of a contract with Barnes and Noble until a larger meeting among faculty could take place."