I’m interrupting my completely unsolicited disquisition on the library to bring you this week’s video. The topic is one you won’t soon forget—the renovation of Baker Commons. First go back and take a look at these images of the bare walls from last December and I think you’ll be impressed with how far things have come. Also impressive are the performances under pressure–it was really noisy in there–of Susann Glenn, Brad Thacker and architect David Bucek.
Next, I was amazed yesterday when this turned up in a storage room on campus:
It’s two reels of film of the inauguration of Norman Hackerman! They’re being sent off for digitization even as we speak. And here’s the mystery: See that little pink roll inside the case? It’s a thin strip of pink paper, about the size of a roll of film, with an elaborate series of holes punched in it. Does anyone have any idea what this is?