Build and they will come

Or better not to build at all?

The Chronicle has an entertaining piece about an unusual problem faced by Belmont University:

The institution’s board of directors recently approved $48-million for a five-story building with five levels of underground parking. But according to The Tennessean newspaper, “its purpose is a big question mark.” President Bob Fisher is going to leave it to the students and faculty to figure out what to do with it.

This week at his annual welcome convocation, President Fisher invited members of each academic discipline to begin thinking about what they could do in the new facility that they can’t do in their current quarters.

A wonderful proposition. But unlikely to be replicated in the UK anytime soon.

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