Fall 2013 - A few words from the dean
The fall semester begins with the sun still high on the
horizon, the days still long and seemingly leisurely. The
calendar belies the urgencies at hand. We are either exploring
entirely new environments, returning to familiar ones or
contemplating those on drawing boards now tantalizingly
Some 2000 students will be enrolled in the college this
fall, attending classes in the Coliseum, Davis College
or a virtual classroom. The dizzying changes of the digital
environment affect all our disciplines in both of the college’s
schools, embracing the spectrum of information and communication.
We conduct business and entertainment on our smart phones
and tablets and become platform agnostic as we hop from
screen to screen over a range of activities.
Though physical boundaries seem to vanish in this digital
world, a look around campus shows vigorous physical expansion.
The new Moore School is cheek-to-jowl with the Coliseum.
In mid-campus, the renovation of Petigru is creating additional
classrooms, abutting Davis College. Thick architectural
plans for the journalism school’s new home are spread
across my office’s conference table.
That long-awaited building project will shortly go out
for bids, a contractor should be named before the end of
the year and construction will start in January, 2014.
In summer of 2015, the j-school is scheduled to move. Freshmen,
you will be entering your junior year, once again in a
new environment. I think you’ll like it. Check
out the plans
Watch our college grow. You can do that online here. Or
you can do that in person.