The Women’s Center relocated to the Old Observatory from its location in the Raymond Basement. The center has been providing resources and programming on gender issues on campus since the 1970s. The 2004 interns, however, felt that they were unable to carry out this mission because the basement location was “cramped, unclean, and ineffective.” It also suggested that because it was in the basement, the women’s center was not important to the school. They felt that this move signalled to the campus the integral role the Women’s Center plays at Vassar and would allow them to better do this work.