With anticipation on campus building toward President Lindsay’s Inauguration on Friday, the lead-up began not with banners and speeches but trash bags and paint rollers. Yesterday students joined with the president for an afternoon of campus cleanup, offering a helping hand as Gordon prepares to welcome around 400 guests for the celebration at the end of the week.
“It’s great to be able to help out,” said Stacy Strobel ’15, who spent her afternoon with two of her friends repainting sandwich board directory signs. “Plus, it’s pretty fun!”
A commitment to service is a key aspect of the president’s inauguration and of his vision for the College. “Service is part of who we are,” explained Barry Loy, vice president of student affairs and dean of students. And this is only the beginning of a wave of student service contributions to the College this week, culminating with the nearly 630 total hours of volunteer time students have pledged to serve on Thursday and Friday as hosts to our many guests.
Photo: President Lindsay joins students to clean up by the edge of Grapevine Road.