Beautify the campus landscape

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

Beautify the campus landscape

Beautify the campus landscape

In response to requests from employees and others, Facilities Management re-prioritized and accelerated plans to trim overgrown areas and, in some cases, to make new plantings. Most noticeable are the gardens near the Circle Entrance and along the lower-level concourses between academic buildings.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.