We thought it would be a good idea to post an excerpt from Fr. Wildes’ campus update in which he details the status of several current projects:

“The contract has been signed for the renovation of Thomas Hall, and work will begin within the next few weeks. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

We plan to go out to bid, in May, for the additional floors for the West Road Garage. The additional 236 spaces are necessary before we begin work on a new residence hall in the second phase of the master plan. We expect the construction to last approximately 10 months. The garage will remain in operation, close to full capacity, while the construction is underway.

On a less glamorous note, four out of five Central Plant cooling towers were replaced last month, and work is ongoing on other improvements to the plant and related campus infrastructure. These upgrades will allow us to move forward with current and future projects as outlined in the master plan. The roof of the old library was replaced. Work is continuing on the repair of the exterior stonework at Holy Name of Jesus Church.

Plans are also being finalized, and preliminary site work is underway, for the renovation of the former Dominican Conference Center on the Broadway campus. This space will be used by the College of Law as the new home of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.

In April, we will begin seeking proposals from architects for the design of a new student center/residence hall to be built where the Danna Student Center now stands, as well as for the renovation and expansion of Monroe Hall.”

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