Christine Dacey sees her classes connected to a university in Paris. Steven Herbert sees a seamless blending of University services. Kandi Stinson sees revolutionary changes in teaching and learning. Debra Mooney sees opportunities to expand Jesuit spirituality. David Dodd sees a space teeming with students, all working collaboratively. Byron White sees a University more completely integrated with the greater community. As faculty and administrators involved with various University planning committees, the five all see the same thing—Xavier’s future. And the collective picture they paint is of a multi-faceted institution of teaching and learning that’s non-stop, high on flexibility, rich in technology, bursting with possibility and very, very exciting.
With the official kickoff of To See Great Wonders: The Campaign for Xavier on Sept. 29, the University turned the public spotlight on a massive building project that, both in concept and concrete, may well forever change both the way Xavier sees itself and the way the greater world sees Xavier. The James E. Hoff, S.J., Academic Quad is the centerpiece of this vision. An $86 million, state-of-the-art academic complex designed to meet the needs of 21st century students, it features four primary components—a new, multi-faceted Learning Commons, a new building to house the Williams College of Business and the graduate program in health services administration, a renovated University Library, and a fully renovated and modernized Alter Hall.
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