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CARDINAL POINTS. SUNY PLATTSBURGH SEPTEMBER 18.1997 Hawkins from p. 1 on campus and is part of the Na- tional Register of Historic Places because of its unique Ttodor-style architecture. This limits the amount of al- terations that can be made to the original design. Phase I renova- tions to Hawkins HalU completed in 1995, concentrated on the third floor of the east side. Phase II renovations, under tion Fund. This funding was set up during the late '60s under the leadership of then-Gover- nor Nelson Rockefeller who funded much of the building on SUNY campuses. The State University built the buildings and still owns them. It is there- fore their responsibility to maintain them. The funding for projects such as Hawkins Phase II does not come out of tuition but is funded directly by the state. Other projects on the way Murnane Building Construction include the replacement of a hot Inc., include the replacement of water pipe around Yokum Hall, wiring and air handling systems The new pipe now sits outside in most of the classrooms and of- fices on the west side, the side facing Draper Avenue. Work is also being done on the two outdoor courtyards within the building. These courtyards are being brought up to the standards of the Americans with Disabili- ties Act-, making them accessible to people with wheelchairs. During the construction, about 75 percent of the building's usable space, including classrooms and offices have had to relocate else- where on campus. • . • Other major construction in Hawkins involves the renovation of the E. Glenn Giltz auditorium, which is undergoing a major makeover. This project alone ac- counts for much of the $15 mil- lion price tag for renovating Hawkins. The auditorium is receiving new items which fit in with its original architecture. Crews are installing new seats* draperies, and a new clock, appropriate to the building's age. Crews have also uncovered the large cathedral-like windows which run alongside the seating inside the auditorium. Previously covered because of their age and the building, waiting to be bur- ied in the summer of 1998. Another major will be the re- placement of large electrical transformers in the residence halls. These transformers, when first installed, contained haz- ardous PCB's. Recently the hazardous material was drained, but the transformers remained. Although they are not a threat, starting next year the college will renovate two transformers a yearf This should be noticeable because of the large size of these transformers. They are in some cases larger than resi- dence hall rooms and were first installed on the bottoms floors and the buildings were then built around them. This means removing them involves knocking down a wall of each residence hall. Most residence halls have them in their basements with the excep- tion of the cluster of high rises around Clinton Dining Hall, whose transformers are located underneath the walkway to Clinton from Rugar Street With all of die construction expensive heating costs, the win- underway, many students find dows will be replaced with newer different ways to cope and at- insulated glass which will appear tempt to find quiet places to much like the old ones. study. With the recent podium Funding for the podium and construction winding down, Hawkins Phase 0 projects comes and other projects on the way, from the State University of New construction seems to be a way York, State University Construe- of life on campus. '*'\\ '\j J LrVfe^Tl &&* •y. , -.'\f lj££2& '-&* ymi^Mk VC- A*. C.Zr* A JKi^rftftoirri$li!r*Jr *rfn«rfr*fflffl WEATHER FORECAST DtnDuwUng Staff Meteorologist Thursday cool. Low 49. If you're new to the Plattsburgh area like I am, you might be wondering if the weather is always this nice around here. Actually, we've been enjoying some great late summer weather here across the North Country. After a fairly cool July and August summer has decided to make one last run before aunann arrives. Since the start of die se- mester, temper awes have been Clear and ': One last nice day be- fore some messy weather ar- rives. Look for partly sunny skies and afternoon highs to reach die mid 70s. Friday Night: Some clouds will begin to move into the le- gion. A shower possible after the low 50s. mal high for das time of year is only in the upper 60s, The last few weeks have stayed mainly dry as wen. Don't expect to see 70s for too much longer. Fall begins next week, and Mother Nature likes to keep things running on sched- ule. : Periods of showers likdy through most of die day under doudy skies. Highs in the km 70s. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a few scattered showers. Lows reaching die mid 50s. Cooler with a linger- ing morning shower. High 66. Memorial Hall gymnasium floor being refurbished Ryan O'Hankm C.P, contributing writer The main gymnasium has been closed since the before school began, as anyone who has been to the Fitness Center or the pool knows. Anyone who has peeked in the door also might think that there isn't any gym there at all. Instead, what is found is a mas- sive reconstruction project that spans every last square inch of the gym, which, according to Stan Supinski, maintenance and ser- vice director will cost the state close to $230,000. \It was done in a first-class fashion,\ said Larry Cowan, di- rector of athletics, who seemed excited about the extensive reno- vations. He went on to detail the improvements this project would deliver. As well as a new boat- ing wood' floor with a better sur- face, the facility is currently be- ing refmished, sanded and re- painted. Students and other gym users also have a brand-new $1,000 sound system to enjoy, especially while they're doing layups on the newly installed bas- kets. Probably the most immediately impressive new feature of Memo- rial Hall gym, however, will be the bleachers. The spectators can look for- ward to vinyl- upholstered seats, while event coordinators will have mechanized bleachers, allowing the floor to be quickly cleared or filled as necessary. This means there will be more time to use the facility, as the turnover time will be cut to no more than half an hour. The net result of all this alter- ation will be a modernized gym, which will shortly be fully equipped to meet any demand for the full range of athletic and rec- reational activities practiced there. As for those looking for a bas- ketball court to use now, Director of Recreational Services Leith Bardon says that only half the Sibley Hall gym can be used in the interim. The other half is also being resurfaced, which leaves only two side courts available for games of 3-on-3 at most. The Memorial Hall gym is due to open at the earliest, two weeks from Friday. Hours will be Mon- day to Thursday, from 4 p.m. To 9 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. To 7 p.m. Public Safety Blotter September 9 9:20 a.m. Yokum Hall — A student reported his bike stolen from the bike rack near the en- trance to the building. Incident report was filed. 8:40 p.m. Mason Hall — A student of the residence hall re* ported his bike stolen from the bike rack outside the hall An incident report was filed. 11:44 {MIL Angell Center — An employee reported that a group of people were in the War- ren Ballroom smoking and drinking beer. Patrol responded and the group of people were leaving. Campus Life was noti- fied and will handle die follow- up September 10 7:42 pan. Moffitt Hall—Re- port of students stuck in the even elevator. Patrol responded and was able to remove them from the elevator. September 13 12:50 a.m. Rugar Street —Pa- trol observed a student puD his trousers down repeatedly while walking down the middle of the street. Subject was arrested for disorderly conduct and issued an appearence for City Court. 2:32 a.m. Whiteface Hall —A report of a non-campus affiliated male in the residence hall. He was arrested for criminal trespass. September 14 3:32 a-nu Mason Hall — Pa- trol responded to an altercation between two students. College charges are pending. 2:30 a-m. TowerRoadway — Patrol observed a student urinal- ing near a dumpster. College charges filed. 12 8:25 |MB. Sibley Hall — A student reported die theft of an unattended jacket. An incident report was completed. 3:18 a,m. Macomb Hall — Report of a fight in the hall. Pa- trol responded and found that a male student had been punched in the mouth by another male stu- dent Two teeth had been broken. College charges filed and crimi- nal charges are pending. 7:30 pan. Adirondack Hall — A resident reported that on Sept 11 another male unlawfully en- tered his room and struck him sev- eral times. Victim reports that per- sonal property was damaged dur- ing the altercation. College charges were filed and criminal charges are pending. 11:20 ajm. Parking Lot J — Report of a vehicle striking a sectioon of fence in the parking lot and leaving the scene. Patrol was able to locate the driver. An accident report was filed and tickets issued for speed not rea- sonable and leaving the scene. 8:20 pan. Grounds — Patrol located four students on the grounds and one was arrested for possesion of marijuana. An appearance ticket was issued for city court. College charges filed against all four. September 15 6:02 pan- MacDonough Hall —Report of afire alarm. Patrol and city fire department re- sponded. No cause for alarm ac- tivation could be found. 10:52 p.m. MacDonough Hall -— Report of someone smoking marijuana. Patrol found five students congregat- ing for die purpose of smoking marijuana. College charges are being filed W«¥** Center. ** ' 5 * tsa£ &^^i^*^\ ; -- ^-

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