Heading home: Residence Hall on schedule for fall opening
When it is completed this summer, Marsh Hall residence and dining facility will house over 500 students. Named for its proximity to a tidal area that is home to herons, honey bees and assorted marsh plants, Marsh Hall is a friend of the environment through green initiatives in keeping with the college's commitment to have sustainable ideals for its students, staff and faculty. It is designed to achieve status as a 'green' building with a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design) certification of silver or higher. Solar panels installed on the roof of nearby Atlantic Hall are producing 80,000 to 85,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually. The college has also restored the Central Campus tidal marsh channels, boosting salinity and water flow.
One for the books: New library plans are unfolding
Demolition of the library on Lafayette Street is expected to begin this fall. The process is expected to take three to six months. The new L-shaped library and learning commons will be located slightly west of the old library and will wrap around the south and west edges of the existing tennis courts, which will be removed to allow development of a quadrangle that will anchor the center of the campus.
In June, the architects began preparation of final construction documents that will guide the actual construction of the building and the state’s Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) selected a construction management firm to oversee construction of the building.
Construction will begin this academic year, with completion and occupancy for the fall semester of 2012.
Dr. Carol Glod named to head School of Graduate Studies
Dr. Carol Glod, professor of nursing in Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, lecturer in psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School and director of developmental studies at McLean Hospital, was appointed dean of Salem State’s School of Graduate Studies by a unanimous vote of the college’s board of trustees on April 7, 2010. Dr. Glod will assume her duties July 1.
Read more about Dr. Glod.