Chris Button, Iva Deutchman, and Renee Monson were quoted in the July 10 Finger Lakes Times story “Faculty settling in at new HWS hall”. As professors moved from Trinity settle into their offices in Stern Hall, the new building meets with approval. Deutchman, professor of political science, called the building “awesome” and said professors whose offices are in Stern were promised first dibs on the classroom space.
Monson, assistant professor of anthropology, said she is impressed with the building as well. “I’m sure these classrooms will be in high demand,” Monson said. “The professors will want them. They’re one of the best parts of the building.”
According to Button, not all the furniture is in the building yet. He said chairs to relax in between classes will surround the fireplace in the front lobby, which currently has no furniture. Also, shrubs, flowers, and trees will be planted on the lawn outside. “The area down below will be a garden or a reflecting space. Maybe it’ll be a Chinese garden or a Japanese garden. That hasn’t been decided yet,” said Button.