Facilities and Construction
For the past few semesters, the southeast wall of the Underpass facing the South 40 has been left largely blank, but it may see renewed use by the athletics department.
For the first time in 56 years, Rubelmann Hall will not be opening its doors to incoming freshmen this fall. In fact, the iconic building won’t even have doors—or walls, for that matter. According to the latest plans from the Office of Residential Life, Rubelmann, a.k.a.
With the Bias Report and Support System (BRSS) now in place, the Mosaic Project is looking toward the completion of a fully functioning Center for Diversity and Inclusion before 2015.
Barring setbacks, St. Louis Hillel at Washington University hopes to have its new building on Forsyth Boulevard finished by the end of the semester.
Although the 75 biker-pedestrian courtesy signs that have dotted campus for the past two weeks will be gone before the weekend, they are only the first part of an ongoing Washington University initiative to make campus paths safer.
Washington University has announced two new engineering buildings to extend beyond Brookings Hall, but only one has been named and neither has a set groundbreaking date. The two academic buildings will occupy the current Engineering School parking lot where ThurtenE Carnival is held each spring. The first of the two, to be named Henry A. & Elvira H.
Some coffee cups on campus will soon be sporting a familiar green logo, pending final contracts being signed. An Aramark-operated Starbucks franchise is scheduled to open in the new business school buildings upon completion of Knight and Bauer Halls March 1.
Students are already steeling themselves for Rubelmann Hall’s expected demolition this summer, even though administrators have yet to confirm a groundbreaking date. Rumors about the oldest dorm on the South 40’s replacement have been circulating for years with a lack of funding stalling the project.
An energy-saving measure to be proposed at Monday night’s University City council meeting could affect the design of Washington University’s planned housing north of the Delmar Loop.
Kaldi’s Coffee may soon be facing more competition on campus as the Olin Business School considers hosting a Starbucks in the under-construction Bauer Hall. Contract negotiations with Starbucks have not been finalized, according to Brian Bannister, associate dean for finance and administration in the business school.