A School with a View
By Kristen Manieri
Photos by Laura J. Cole ’04 ’08MLS
With views like this panorama of Lake Virginia and the Alfond Swimming Pool from the second-floor balcony, the Cornell Campus Center makes for a great location to eat a meal, catch up on studying, or simply stare out the windows.
Perched on the shores of Lake Virginia, the 54,000-square-foot Olin Library with its Spanish Colonial architecture evokes a spirit of Mediterranean royalty.
The Copeland Tennis Stadium, completed in 2002 thanks to the generosity of former Rollins tennis player Duane Ackerman ’64 ’70MBA ’00H, provides fans a shaded vantage point from which they can take in an intense tennis match and the serene waters of Lake Virginia.
The new lakefront boardwalk serves double duty as an extension of the lakeside path and a retention wall to prevent the sand from slowly seeping into the lake.
One hundred tons of warm, white sand beckon bathers to the new beach behind Alfond Swimming Pool.
Denise Cummings, Assistant Professor of Critical Media and Cultural Studies, leads a class session at a new “open air” classroom located behind McKean Hall. “When we speak of ‘learning green’ and conceptualize an outdoor classroom, we are really continuing a long-standing college tradition of the understood relationship between our natural and built landscapes and our educational purpose,” said Cummings, who helped engineer the unique learning venue.