A First Look at Lerner:
Student Opinions

"I think it's a great place. It's nice to have around. I live right next door, so it's convenient for me, and it's central to the campus."
Tallie Lieberman '03

"It's really designed well and there's always something going on. If you don't want to work, it's got a nice environment in which to socialize."
Barbara Iyayi '03

"When stuff gets fixed up, it'll be good. I'm just waiting for the arcade to open. The auditorium is really cool. I think they should add some flourescent lights. The design is funky-I don't mind it."
Mark Neighbors '00
Washington, D.C.

"I don't like the ramps. With the stairways closed, it's annoying to walk three lengths of the ramps to get to your mailbox. The conference rooms are really nice for meetings. I have group activities upstairs, and it's a nice set-up."
Jen Hensley '00
Fresno, Calif.

"I've never seen a building that's so successfully achieved its architectural agenda. In terms of the services, it still remains to be seen whether a lot of things will take place here. It looks cool to have all the mailboxes in one place."
Dan Feldman '01
Teaneck, N.J.

"I like it. It's a really modern building, which looks nice on campus."
Elizabeth Hah '00
New York City

"I think the architecture of the ramps is really cool and gives the institution a modern look. They need to work on the mail services, but the café is pretty good."
Christina Ryfa '03
West Orange, N.J.

"I think it's fantastic. It's nice to have a community meeting place. It gives the campus a center. And this is the best sandwich I've had on campus yet."
Jonah Lahrer '03
Los Angeles

"It's all right. For the money they put into it, it's not worth it. They should have done it right; the pool tables aren't even regulation size, and they're crooked."
Jaime Bermudez '03

"It's slightly flawed but a good idea: a central location for students to congregate. It would be nice to see the building in completely functional condition."
Dan Karlin '01
Chappaqua, N.Y.

"I don't go there very often - really just to check my mail. It looks nice. It hasn't grown into the student hang-out yet, but it could. The café is nice, and I especially like the teller machines."
Adriana Villavicencio '00
Los Angeles

"I think it's an excellent concept. There seem to be a few logistical flaws: obviously, the new package system, and the mail backlog exceeds what it was in residence halls. I use the ATMs, but I think it would be nice if there were more ATMs in that space. The space doesn't seem to be open to all of campus; reserving space seems problematic. But I think it's nice to have everything consolidated into one place."
Davina Cohen '01
New York City

"It's a great addition to the campus. There should probably be better mail service; the mailboxes are small. There should be more computer terminals, because it needs to accommodate a lot of people."
Fiona Walsh '00
Hillsboro, N.C.

"I really like the couches because they're comfortable. At first it looked like just a glass building with ramps. There are a lot of computer labs, which is convenient. The café is cool, too. It looks like a cool space to have meetings."
Jan Spinardi '03
New York City

"I think it's a great idea to have everything right on campus. It will be a great place to hang out once it's completely ready."
Shadi Cortas '03

"The turnstile out of the bookstore makes it hard to get in and out. It's nice there's finally a place for student clubs to have their meetings. We can get our mail in one place at the same address for four years. I like the café."
Whitney Richardson '02
Naples, Fla.

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