The only way this could be better would be if they were cooling off their feet in a baby pool. Or if they had beer. Or both.
Bonus: One of the things I’ve learned about commencement is that a lot of it comes down to mistake management. This is my favorite 2016 mistake, from the Ph.D. hooding ceremony–funny, harmless, and not mine.
That is the Wiess Acabowl, it looks mid 80’s. Is that Brent Bergen on the right in the 2nd photo?
Still would like to know why the Weiss Motel was torn down when there were other men’s dorms that were older and not as functional (IMO).
Wiess Motel had serious structural problems that were unique to it. Instead of repairing it at a very high cost, a decision was made to move Wiess into the planned “college 10” (now “new” Wiess College) temporarily for an estimated 2 years while Wiess Motel was torn down and replaced.
By the time “college 10” was ready for occupancy, the new food service plan had been developed which replaced central kitchen with satellite kitchens serving 2-3 colleges through dedicated “serveries” for each college. To cluster college serveries around the first two kitchens, extensive modifications were made to Brown, Jones,and Hanszen that added in excess to 100 beds (mostly in Brown and Jones). Those beds amounted to more than 40% of the target number of beds for a college (250). So it was decided to leave Wiess College in the new building and to “wait and see” before adding an addition 250 beds by building another college.
I don’t know why the plan changed when the next college was built. That was after my involvement.
It looks like mid to late 80s to me too. It looks like maybe Russell Cloessner in the second picture seated, facing camera.