page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
Click "Submit" to request a review of this page.
0 / 75
The Clarion \ November 6, 2019
No change in tuition^ new look to campus
Continued from Page 1
"Because by having more first year students
and the retention numbers going better, we are
now running out of room for upperclassmen,
so we’re going to build another dorm to cover
about fifty or fifty-two beds.”
It takes about two years to plan and execute
the construction of a new residence hall, the
school will work through this one in about a
year and a half The rooms have been projected
to be needed in 2021, and a similar process was
done when it came to Stanback.
The plan is to build the new dorm building in
the back of the Villages near the tennis courts
and to then enhance and renovate the outside of
the existing Villages to match the newly built
one. Designs for the new building have not been
figured out and finalized yet.
“The Villages are twenty years old,” Joyce
said, “they need some work on the outside
anyway. Now is an opportunity.”
Other renovations in the plan include: adding
air conditioning and rehabilitating Beam and
Editor in Chief .
Copy Editor. . .
Arts & Life . . .
Layout & Design
John B. Padgett
The Clarion is a student-mn college newspaper produced
by student journalists enrolled at Brevard College.
Unsigned editorials represent the collective opinion of
the staff of The Clarion. Other opinions expressed in
this newspaper are those of respective authors and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the faculty, staff
All correspondence should be mailed to:
The Clarion, Brevard College, One Brevard
College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712, or send
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
M Letters Policy: The Clarion welcomes
letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit
letters for length or content. We do not pnhlish
anonymous letters or those whose authorship
cannot he verified.
Jones residence halls, hoped to be ready in time
for next Fall; setting up an on campus farm,
planned to be placed by the football practice
field and hopefully ready by next Fall; setting up
a new road for campus access on that same end
of campus; taking out the road between Myers
Dining Hall and Coltrane in order to create
a student plaza there; placing new sidewalks
and widening existing ones; building a new
maintenance facility behind Ross Hall; working
to expand parking space on campus; expanding
the turf field to make it a small stadium-like
atmosphere and allow all of the college’s sports
to be played on campus; expanding and adding
enhancements to Myers Dining Hall and fixing
up the Alumni House.
“The whole intent is to make our campus
more functional, walkable, [and] climate
controlled,” Joyce said. “The goal is to get all
of the buildings—with the exception of Green
because we haven’t ultimately decided what
we’ll do with it because we need the space and
students like it—all the residence halls should
be air conditioned.”
Right now the student population is at around
the 750 range, which is the most the school has
ever had. Given the facilities and the faculty and
staff, it has been determined that the ideal size
for the college to grow to is about 850 students.
“Looking at our metrics given what we are
doing,” Joyce said, “mostly through persistence,
students staying and graduating, we’ll get to
eight-hundred fifty real quickly in two or three
“The Board also approved of a campaign,
a fund raising effort, to help build a new
Experiential Learning Commons,” Joyce said.
“It would include learning areas, offices, student
center components to it.”
Plans have not been drawn up for the new
ELC, but it has been estimated to cost between
eight and ten million dollars. It is planned for the
building to be built where it will connect Jones
Library and Coltrane.
As of now, the projects that are planned,
approved and will be happening are the
campus farm, added air conditioning in the
dorm buildings, the student plaza, the new
dorm building by the Villages, the barn being
renovated for WLEE and a new athletic facility.
Now it is only a matter of when these projects
will be able to happen.
“Someone actually came up to me and told
me something that I really liked,” Joyce said.
“They said, ‘There are two big moments in this
college’s history, its founding in 1853 and this
meeting today,' and I’m very happy to be a part
of this history.”
View Mercury's transit
By Mike Casteiaz
Associate Professor of Physics
On Monday, Nov. 11 from 7:30 a.m. until 1
p.m., the shadow of the planet Mercury can be
seen crossing the surface of the Sun.
This is a rare event, occurring only a dozen
times in a century, with the next occurrence
on November 13, 2032! We will have a solar
telescope set up by the Bell Tower to observe this
event, and everyone is welcome to take a look.
Expect to see the Sun as a nearly featureless
disk with just the tiny shadow of Mercury, almost
imperceptibly moving across its surface.
Merciuy and Venus are the only two planets
that cast their shadows on the disk of the Sun.
Transits of Venus are much more rare than those
of Mercury, with the next one to occur in 2117
- we’ll invite you back for that one.
It will pass nearly across the diameter of the
Sun. We are lucky this time. In 2032, and the
next ten transits, it will cross only a small part
of the Sun.
Transits like this are historically important.
Edmund Haley in 1716 observed at the time
the transit began and the time it ended. Using
these measurements, he was able to calculate
the distance to the Sun - a fundamental number
used by astronomers to understand the scale of
the universe. Astronomers continue to make
these observations, improving the distance
measurement each time.
Mercury's transil of Ihe sun
Courtesy of Mike Casteiaz