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Students, faculty react to CSB

September 13, 2013

Kelsi Ford / The Courier - The CSB has several gathering spots for students to study.

With the characteristic red bricks, the new Center for Science and Business easily fits the Monmouth College campus. The size however, makes it hard to ignore. From the outside, the building is an impressive improvement for the campus, attracting many of the students in one of the largest incoming Freshmen classes MC has ever seen.

Though the outside of the building is very impressive, issues have presented themselves throughout the building. Wallpaper and trim work is flaking off the walls and many rooms wait to be finished due to lack of funds.

There also seems to be a widespread complaint of the lack of clocks, garbage cans and automatic soap dispensers throughout the building and bathrooms.

The flaws that have become apparent might be due in part to the hype of this building. It can be agreed however, that this building is a major upgrade from HT. “The brightness is what I like most about this new building. In HT it was almost as if you would never see the light of day,” said Nathan Mesick a sophomore biochemistry major.

With the new building comes change for MC as the school is headed towards a more integrated learning environment. Senior chemistry major Alexander Peacock sees this as a positive change. “The integration of many studies into one place makes the barriers between different disciplines less apparent. It’s a good sign to see people other than strictly science majors walking the halls. HT made the college divided in learning, but now, it feels like a liberal arts college should,” said Peacock.

Others, like Professor Richard Johnston, notice how it’s not just the students intermingling. “Professors from different departments are now able to see one another more often, working well for a collaborative effort on the teaching front,” said Johnston.

People are happy with the way that people of different studies can now find a common place to call home here on campus.

“You can look in the common areas and the private studies to see the change this building has allowed. It’s no longer just science or business divided… [it has] allowed the college as a whole to become more unified,”  said senior business major Lindsay Banks.

Kate Miller
Contributing Writer

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