Historic Lippitt Hall Reopens
With a snip of scissors through whiteand blue ribbons, Lippitt Hall, URI’s third oldest building, re-opened in the fallafter an $8.9 million basement-to-roofrenovation. The four-story building, built with locally quarried granite, is now fully equipped with wireless technology and the latest teaching tools in its seminar rooms, classrooms, and 96-seat auditorium. All the utilities in the basement have been upgraded, and a new slate roof has replaced the original.
URI’s popular Honors Program returned to the building’s third and fourth floors, which feature a workroom for preparing students for prestigious scholarship competitions and graduate exams. Last fall, nearly 600 students representing all of the University’s colleges and nearly every discipline were enrolled in honors courses.
The Department of Mathematics, which plays a large and critical role in URI’s general education program and delivers calculus and linear algebra to science, engineering, and mathematics majors, makes its new home on Lippitt’s first and second floors.
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