AROUND THE QUADS
Preservation, Renovation, Renewal
A dedication ceremony marking the restoration of Hamilton Hall,
the College’s headquarters building that was built at the
turn of the 20th century, was held on May 20 on Van Am Quad in front
of the statue of Alexander Hamilton.
President Lee C. Bollinger offered remarks and Dean Austin Quigley
thanked the many benefactors whose generosity made the project possible.
“Hamilton Hall is the home of the College and the home of
the Core Curriculum, which has evolved steadily,” observed
Quigley. “With this project, we are restoring Hamilton Hall
to its former glory and renewing it to meet the exciting challenges
of the future.”
In addition to a totally refurbished lobby, which Quigley described
as “a marvelous combination of restoration and renovation,”
38 classrooms have been or will be completely modernized, a new
Center for the Core Curriculum has been created and the Office of
the Dean and Office of Admissions have undergone total renovation.
One of the project’s highlights is the refurbishing and installation
of two 13-foot high Tiffany stained glass windows that depict Vergil
and Sophocles. These artifacts, which are more than a century old,
stand at opposite ends of the lobby and are passed by students on
a daily basis as they head to classes.