Why take out the Widtsoe building? Couldn't they use it for another reason?
I really like the little skyline on the hill there. It seems expensive not to
save it and then need more space in the future too. Someone should convince them
to save it?
College of Life Sciences contains the Department of Exercise Science, the
largest major on campus- they are tired of working out of that old Nike shoe
Frankly I think the undergraduate focus is a briliant strategy, and I'm not even
an alum.The kind of research and real-world applications these kids
get to be a part of and make real contributions to (even in the softer sciences
and liberal arts) is world class. Universities love to get these young people
into their graduate and doctoral programs. Companies love to hire them.
Governments trust them.The whole point is to make them the
best-prepared undergraduates on the planet and then get them out of Utah to
build Zion wherever they land.
A new Life Sciences building at byu? It must be the size of a cardboard box.
Ah, goodbye dear old Widtsoe Building. (Will Widtsoe possibly be the
name of the new building??)
How about a new concert hall and organ for the BYU music department to take the
place of the lost Tabernacle. Thank you.
"I am puzzled as to why a non-research institution would have a need for
such facilities?"-- This assertion is really, really wrong. BYU
has mediocre PhD programs, but does not have mediocre research faculty. The hard
science faculty is strong. They publish and develop a ton of different hard
science research patents (one of the top-five nationally in science
start-ups).The issue is that church policy for BYU is to remain an
undergraduate institutional focus. They bring in great researchers, and have
them teach undergrads. Physical, Biological, and Mathematical Science PhDs are
purchased by most schools. even though BYU tuition is low, it is usually cheaper
for grad students to go somewhere like Ohio State or Cal.
I am puzzled as to why a non-research institution would have a need for such
This building will be great for BYU. The old building, built long before much of
today's biology was understood, needs updating.From what I
understand, the botany pond (which was recently remodeled) will remain intact.
The building will be across a street. Oh, and BYU is finishing up greenhouses
which will replace that part of the Cluff building.Sadly, the
parking will be for faculty, not students.
I'm happy for the parking structure. BYU needs as much parking as it can get.
Is there any more information available about the Bean Museum addition?
Renderings published anywhere?To Johnny Triumph: The article tells
what's happening to the greenhouses; give it a second look.
Any more info on the Bean expansion? Why expand?
I hope Botany Pond is left in tact...it's a great little oasis on the south end
of campus. And hopefully the great greenhouses will have a place in the new
building, those were really something to see.And is the giant
lobster still alive and well in the basement of the Widtsoe Building? Hopefully
he can have a more prominent home!
Is this called progress or evolution?
I'm thrilled that BYU continues to grow strong. The new building will surely be
a boon to faculty and student alike.
Exciting news! Just one more reason to go to BYU!