January 16, 2011

The Future Of Science At Vassar

Last week we posted an article in which Cappy said that she wants a greater commitment to the sciences to be her legacy. Now she is already taking steps to make that happen, announcing in an all-campus email on Friday that a presentation regarding the new science facilities will take place this Wednesday.

A document attached to the email also contained more details about the project, which will include the restoration of New England, Sanders Physics, and Olmstead, as well as the construction of a new Bridge Building. The new building will be sustainable, with features such as "bird-safe glass," and will include a café and terrace. The entire project is expected to cost $105 million and be completed by Sept. 2016.

Finally, the document states that Mudd will be demolished in 2017, a move first mentioned two years ago.