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To the Editor:

Click map for larger version.

I agree with Catherine Lanni [spring 2013 letter writer] and appreciate pictures in and out of the new buildings. One step further—could you produce a map? chart??—some way so us oldsters could see where these new buildings fit in with older buildings. Also, pg. 3, name of the buildings, especially top and bottom pictures. I think I know them—back in my time—different angle.

Many thanks,

Shirley A. (Whitcomb) Bentley ’52

Wolfeboro, N.H.

Photos from last issue, top to bottom: Green Hall; Ranger Hall, seen from the Quad; Memorial Union; Lippitt Hall, renovated in 2009 and adorned with a sculpture by Jamestown artist Peter Diepenbrock.

P.S. The whole CON article is great [College of Nursing: “Nursing Profs Deliver Big Baby News” in the spring 2013 issue]. Us “oldsters” really started something.

The Editor Responds:

To help fulfill our readers’ requests for more images of campus, our Department of Communications and Community Relations teamed up with the Office of Admission to produce a spectacular “Virtual Walking Tour” video, complete with aerial footage.

2 comments to “To the Editor:”

  1. Catherine Becker Lanni '75 comments:

    Love the “Virtual Walking Tour” video and I look forward to this ongoing feature. It makes me feel a lot more connected to my Alma Mater from so far way! Thank you, Communications & Community Relations and Admission Departments. Keep the visuals coming!

    --Posted: July 20th, 2013 at 8:53 am
  2. Jeff Rondeau comments:

    Wow! Thank you so much for publishing the map on pg 2 of the Summer ’13 Quadangles. Thanks to you, I just went on a magical trip down memory lane. I saw the names of buildings I haven’t thought of in a million years, went on mental walks around campus that I physically did nearly 30 years ago and like a previous contributor, rekindled my connection with my alma mater. Here are a few of my favorite memories your map stirred up: Where should I eat tonight? Over to Butterfield from my dorm at Fayerweather or maybe over to Roger Williams (where the lines were always long waiting in the stairwell) or maybe I feel like specialty night at Hope (loved the b-fast night!). I remember schlepping up the hill from Heathman (my 2nd dorm) past White Hall, sometimes in the mud, to get to class. Definitely remember hustling from my physics class in East over to Chafee with only 10 min to spare in between classes. Paddy Murphy at Theta Chi was…memorable. Very much remember walking over from the library to Ballentine’s vending machines to get a Pepsi and a Snickers bar…my reward for learning the notes I was studying. Probably my favorite memory was riding a dining hall tray in the snow from the top of the Elephant Walk (do they still call it that?), over the steps (bump, boom, bump) until my tray stopped…over and over again one night after a heavy snow. And lastly, I remember taking Theatre 101 as a free elective in the Fine Arts building and playing “duck, duck, goose” on my first day of class and thinking this sure beat the hell out of Chem 101 that I had just come from. The absolute joy I experienced in Theatre 101 led me to take another theatre class (when I finally had a free elective). These 2 classes stimulated a love of theatre which, now many years later, I have been enjoying as a passion in community theatre productions for the last 5 years. One little map….so many great memories. Thanks for the trip back!

    Jeff Rondeau, ’85

    --Posted: July 23rd, 2013 at 9:45 pm

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