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Summer Happenings at Vassar

Summer Camps and Programs
Vassar hosts many sports camps as well as its technology camp and Institute for the Gifted. In addition, the Powerhouse Theater is in full swing.

Hard Hat Report
Every summer, Buildings and Grounds uses these months to complete or start construction projects on campus, in order to minimize the effect on the academic year. This summer the following projects are on the schedule:

  • Prentiss Fields: Final work will be completed on the last phase of improvements for the sports fields at Prentiss. Artificial turf was installed for playing and practice fields for field sports, and the baseball team now enjoys an outfield fence and dugouts. Lighting for evening games and team practice also was installed.
  • Maria Mitchell Observatory: The interior space in the old observatory will be renovated to create faculty office space and classroom space for the education department, as well as an office for the Vassar Historian.
  • Davison: The dorm will undergo a complete renovation and will not house students during the 2008–09 academic year.
  • Town Houses: The college is building a new block of Town Houses and the access road from Hooker Avenue is being redone. The new student housing is slated for completion this fall.
  • Raymond Avenue Project: The New York State Department of Transportation is renovating Raymond Avenue to slow and quiet traffic. Phase II of this project is now underway. This phase, in the Arlington Business District, includes a roundabout at Collegeview Avenue, reducing four lanes to two lanes, new parking configurations, and installation of a median, walks, and curbs.

August 2008

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