The bulldozers will be busting down the Red Room any day now to make way for more classrooms, computer labs, and office space.
A well-organized group of alumni, staff, and students are gathering signatures for a petition to stop the erosion of our Mathematics and Computer Building heritage. We may have lost the EMS Library, and we may have lost the seventh floor, but we'll be damned if we're going to let the Red Room go.
The Red Room came into existence surprisingly soon after the original MC building opened. Originally named MC2015, it was years before the room settled down to MC1015. The room was originally painted white in a neo-modern style, until the painters remembered that they were still in the 60's. At 70'x55'x20', the room had the largest cubic volume of any room on campus at the time: an incredible (70x55x20) cubic feet.
There are many stories to tell about the Red Room, in fact, there are so many that they would fill a room as big as 70'x55'x19'. Here are some of them.
With such a rich tapestry and history, it is clear that the Big Red Room should not be subdivided into Little Red Rooms. And those Little Red Rooms may not even be red! Imagine, our treasured Red Room, turned into offices and labs and classrooms. Imagine, potential students on a tour in MC not passing by the Red Room and hearing "And this is the Red Room" before continuing on their tour?
What can you do to stop this from happening? Fill out the form below and send it in to mathNEWS by using our BLACK BOX on the third floor. We'll pass them on to the group handling this protest.
The next time you pass the Red Room may be your last.
|Yes! I want the Red Room to be declared a|
|Historical Heritage Site to prevent it from|
|being torn down and replaced by crappy little|
|classrooms that will be too tiny since the|
|Red Room really isn't that big to begin with|
|and you've got to subdivide it into at least|
|eight pieces, I mean, that's just the way the|
|math goes, and an eighth of the Red Room is|
|just some little 1/8 Big Room and who|
|would want to learn Algebra in that? Why|
|don't you just kick those students out of|
|the WatStar lab; they're not even math|
|students! I mean come on, what up wit dat?|
|Other enlightened comments:|
|Signature (Please print clearly):|