Closing Column

Building Community

At the University Center dedication on Sept. 17, 2015, Student Government Association President Hannah Tibbett ’16 provided the following remarks: Before I can speak about why this new building is important to the student body, I need to talk about what makes us, the students, us. We are Goats, Devils, math nerds, aspiring authors, dancers, hikers, video game enthusiasts, commuters, runners, couch potatoes, night owls, early risers, expert Netflix-watchers, and amateur bloggers. We can be described thousands of different ways because we are made up of 4,400 students – 4,400 unique individuals – and all 4,400 of us are one community. This building, also known as the UC, the Sequel, Sequel-beck, and the new Chandler (did I mention that we’re also very clever?!), brings this community, my community, together on a daily basis. Students spend most of their days on campus – in class, “bench sitting,”* studying in the library, getting food with friends, playing the banjo on … [Read more...]