Letters to Campus Community
North Quad Housewarming
September 15, 2010
This afternoon's housewarming is for the residents, faculty, staff and students who are living and learning in North Quad.
But it is also a very exciting day for all of us at the University.
The promise and potential of this spectacular facility is really quite limitless. I think all of us are eager to see what unfolds in the upcoming months and years … in the classrooms, media labs, residence rooms and study spaces.
In the past several years, we have seen a transformation of our physical campus with several new landmark facilities.
Down State Street, we now have Weill Hall and the Ford School of Public Policy as the southern gateway to the Central Campus. The Ross School of Business is also a dominant presence on the southern edge of campus.
To our east, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is in its final year of construction, and the Biomedical Science Research Building is fully engaged.
And now, with North Quad, we have yet another stunning new presence and doorway to campus.
All of this activity is impressive in the physical sense. But the real statement is in how North Quad and other facilities are transforming the intellectual landscape of the University.
For our students, staff and faculty to succeed and flourish, we want them to have the best facilities. North Quad achieves that, in beautiful style. We are encouraging cross-disciplinary work, greater teamwork, and a global approach to citizenship.
For everyone here who now calls North Quad home, enjoy living and working here.
You have our best wishes for achieving your best work.