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|February 24th, 2006, 03:43 PM||#1|
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Newark, Delaware; part 1: UD
i decided to take a lot of pictures of newark, the city where my parents live (although they really live closer to hockessin, outside of the city limits and in the suburban wooded areas), where i swam while in high school, and where i went to college. this is the first thread of newark. this thread will cover only buildings that are part of the university of delaware; another thread will cover other things besides university buildings.
the university of delaware is a privately-funded public school. there are 16,000 undergraduates and 3000 grad students. "ud" has been called a "public ivy league school" for several reasons. first off, the academic standards are high; ud has one of the best engineering schools in the country, consistently among the top 5; other areas like agricultural sciences, biology, and geography are impressive as well. second, the campus is mainly comprised of buildings built in the georgian design, making for a very beautiful campus. third, the tuition is very high, much like other elite schools; out-of-state tuition is over $16,000 a year, not counting other stuff like boarding for food. in-state tuition is over $6000. demand to get in is huge; i'm told by people from pennsylvania and other states that delaware is regarded as a more upscale public university when compared to other regional public colleges like rutgers, penn state, syracuse, or temple; rich parents from the new york city metro area and from many places on the east coast (like pennsylvania, new jersey, new york, connecticut, maryland, and virginia) like to send their children here.
the original area of the university is the green. the green is much like the mall in washington; it's a rectangular grassy area surrounded by buildings. the green used to be called the mall until a few years ago; in this thread i call it the mall because that's what it was called when i started school here in 2000 and i'm too stubborn to start calling it something else.
other prominent areas of campus are east of the mall, where many engineering buildings and geography buildings are; west of the mall, where many business school buildings are; the north campus, north of the central area of town where many dorms are; and the south campus, south of the central area of town and south on the amtrak railroad tracks, where the agricultural buildings and most sports facilities are.
here's a look at the university of delaware.
looking down the mall (now known as the green), towards memorial hall.
harter hall and sharp hall, two buildings on the mall that function as dorms. harter hall used to be a men's dorm, and the old signing is still on the building to indicate this.
wolf hall, on the mall
dupont hall, just south of wolf hall on the mall. dupont hall underwent a facelift and extension in 2002, making it the most recent construction on the mall. most of the original dupont hall from 1957 was saved, and is inside of the newer parts of dupont hall. the facade was extended out to be symmetrical to the other buildings on the mall. the architects did a pretty good job of replicating the old georgian styles of the other buildings on campus.
memorial hall, built just after world war i. memorial hall was named so to commemorate the americans, specifically the university of delaware students, who died in world war i. a book sits in the center of memorial hall, and features the name of a student who died in the war on each page. the page is turned every morning to specifially recognize that soldier on the page for that day. memorial hall also connected the men's and women's campuses of the school; before this time, the men's school and women's school were considered separate schools, and they were integrated after world war i. memorial hall helped to integrate the schools by integrating the campus.
a view of the mall again, this time looking north from the steps of memorial hall.
brown lab, one of the buildings mainly used by arts & sciences college for chemistry, biology, etc. this building sits on the mall right near memorial hall.
a look at mitchell hall on the left, and gore hall on the right. mitchell hall is the school's performing arts center, and gore hall is another new building on the mall, completed in 1998.
evans hall, on the mall. the building is pushed back from the mall, but is symmetrical because mitchell hall, opposite of evans hall, is also pushed back.
looking at main street and some ud buildings from the north end of the mall, near the dorms located on the mall. brown hall (not to be confused with brown lab), a dormitory on the mall, is at the very left. the sidewalks and road for main street are at the top of the steps. alumni hall, with its signature fan window above the doorway, is visible across main street at the left.
old college, one of the oldest and most prominent buildings on campus.
another picture of old college.
morris library, the campus library on the mall just southeast of memorial hall.
the south side of memorial hall, taken from the south section of the mall.
mentor's circle, located between memorial hall and south college avenue. mentor's circle is a gathering point on the path between some of the buildings like smith, kirkbride, or purnell, and the dorms on the east side of campus.
hullihen hall, which is the admissions building for the university. this building is on the mall, just northwest of memorial hall.
mitchell hall, the performing arts center for the school and i assume where theater classes also take place.
gore hall, built in 1998. this building was named after w.l. gore, founder of w.l. gore (the company that makes goretex), for his and his wife's contributions to the school.
sharp lab, at the corner of the mall and delaware avenue.
this building is the oldest university building used for classes, dating back from 1843, when the university of delaware was then known as newark academy. this building, the academy of newark building, now houses the office of public relations. it's located on the old central area of the campus, at the corner of main and academy streets.
colbourn lab, one of the buildings that are part of the prestegious engineering school.
across academy street from colbourn lab is pearson hall, which houses the geography department.
the president's house, which sits on kent way.
another picture of the president's house.
the blue & gold club, an an almuni club on kent way that offers fine dining and other stuff.
a new building, the center for the arts, going up in what was a parking lot on orchard road.
another picture of the new center for the arts going up on orchard road.
alfred lerner hall, which houses the offices for the alfred lerner college of business professors. this building was originally called mbna hall when it was built in 1997, but mbna wanted it renamed to alfred lerner hall when al lerner, who had salvaged mbna years earlier, passed away. since mbna gave millions to the school annually, the school decided to not only name the building after lerner, but the business school after him as well.
purnell hall, one of the buildings utilized by the business school. the collonnade, which is a meeting place of sorts for business students, is in the foreground.
smith hall, on the other side of the colonnade from purnell hall. smith hall houses offices for professors of social sciences like psychology and sociology, and also contains one of the main computer labs.
another view of alfred lerner hall, which sits on the corner of orchard road and amstel avenue. on a side note, this picture was taken around thanksgiving time. the trees usually aren't green this late in fall.
raub hall, formerly a historic house and now the office for the hotel and restaurant institutional management professors, is at the left. across north college avenue from raub hall is recitation hall, used by the arts classes.
a gathering place nestled between smith hall, kirkbride hall, purnell hall, and ewing hall.
kirkbride hall, one of the only buildings on campus that houses classes where you don't go indoors to reach the doorway to the classroom.
the corner of south college avenue and delaware avenue. trabant university center, which has a food court and some other things, is in the middle of the picture. a house which functions as university offices is to the left.
trabant university center again. old college is at the very right of the picture, at the intersection of south college avenue and main street.
munroe hall, which houses offices for history professors. munroe hall used to be three seperate historic houses that were connected and then converted into offices with an addition added to the back.
after two frats were kicked off campus for countless violations like serving alcohol to minors, the university bought the two buildings, with the intention of using them as offices. here, they are being connected with an atrium or foyer or hallway.
another picture of the construction.
the two old frat houses are finished being connected, and the result is jastak-burgess hall, which has offices for professors.
the carpenter sports building, home to the volleyball team and the swimming/diving team. having swum for the university of delaware, i called this building my home. in fact, this was the only pool i ever called my home pool; i also swam here while in high school for my uss team. the pool is cut off at the left of the picture, and the volleyball court is cut off at the right of the picture.
the harry rawstrom natatorium, the pool which i swam in for my entire swimming career. my uss team used this pool as well, so this was always my home pool.
a view from the parking lot of the carpenter sports building. the field in the foreground is used for intramural activities. the fence is to prevent people from going onto the train tracks of the b&o railroad, which pass through town. beyond that are houses rented by students, and in the very background are the christina towers, university-owned apartments which students use.
some of the rodney dorms along hillside road.
worrilow hall, one of the agricultural sciences buildings on the south campus.
townsend hall, another agricultural sciences building on the south campus.
the university's farm for the agricultural school.
rust ice arena, where the ud hockey team plays. this arena is also used by many figure skaters to train for the olympics; several former olympians like oksana bayul and others trained here, and many 2006 olympians train here (most notably johnny wier and kimmie meissner).
delaware field house, which houses some athletic offices, and is the home of ud's indoor track teams. the basketball teams also played here until the bob carpenter center was built nearby.
delaware stadium, home to the football team. delaware is an institution when it comes to football; it has led division 1-aa in attendance over the last 5 years, being the only school to average 20,000 fans a game over the 5 years. a few years ago, there were talks of moving up to 1-a, but many people didn't like the idea because that would most likely mean a decade or more of futility before becoming good again, if ever. the issue is dead for another 10 years, when ud might be good enough to be big in 1-a.
delaware stadium again. the wall of champions is on the right, detailing the years delaware has won various awards and titles. delaware has 6 national championships in various divisions, with the most recent championship coming in the fall of 2003 with a win in the 1-aa title game against cornell.
the main entrance to delaware stadium.
looking through the tunnel to tubby raymond field at delaware stadium. the field is currently being renovated and equipped with a stat-of-the-art drainage system, which became necessary after 6 inches of rain fell in one day before a saturday afternoon game, turning the field into a sloppy, muddy mess for over 2 weeks. a home game against richmond had to be moved down to richmond because the field was still wet and muddy after a week of sunshine.
the bob carpenter center, home to the basketball teams, and an occasional concert. it seats 5000.
the track and field stadium, behind the football stadium.
bob hannah stadium, home to the baseball team. the softball team does not play at this stadium; a separate stadium was built for them. in the foreground are the practice fields for the football team.
the new pencader dorms being built. these are being built on some of the old pencader dorms, which were the worst dorms i've ever seen. these dorms are on the north campus.
one of the old pencader dorm buildings. these ugly things are being replaced by the 5 or 6 story buildings being built up the hill. these dorms were always hated by students living in them. any type of rotten weather, and you were shut in to your room. i never lived there, so i can't verify this, but i believe that you had to go outside even to go to the bathroom, as the bathrooms were located at the ends of the outdoor hallways.
the only skyscrapers in newark. these two towers are the christina towers, which are apartments run by ud. they are both 17 or 18 stories tall. george read hall, a new dorm building, is on the right.
the christina towers again. they are taller when you are close up; these buildings sit halfway down a hill.
george read hall, new for this year. looks like it can house a lot of students.
one last picture of the mall. this is looking south down the mall from main street.
|February 25th, 2006, 04:26 PM||#2|
B-MORE than u strive for!
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i've always loved UD. my brother graduated from there. very vibrant school i must say. go blu hens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|February 26th, 2006, 11:58 AM||#3|
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I spent 4 great years at UD
ps.. please please please please please please please please resize your pictures.. they are too large..
i can never read your threads b/c the pictures are too large to fit onto my monitor