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By Tom Sheppard

Acadia college explores the illustrious establishment from the floor up: from its humble beginnings as Acadia collage, a Baptist tuition confirmed in 1838 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to 1 of the top-ranked undergraduate universities within the state. Over 100 archival images accessory depictions of early campus lifestyles, together with statements, tales, and anecdotes from generations of scholars on every little thing from place of dwelling existence, to academia, to big occasions and businesses. discover the heritage in the back of campus structures, from collage corridor (1844) to such glossy marvels because the okay. C. Irving Environmental technology Centre, and college staples from the Athenaeum to the Axemen and Axewomen athletic groups. And hint a proud historical past of alumni via pics of noteworthy school individuals and notable scholars. This most modern addition to the pictures of Our earlier sequence is an unique and enlightening historical past for someone attached to the prestigious university.

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A new biology centre and an update to Patterson Hall were begun in 2008. Acadia President Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottlieb announced that the new building, situated on the parking lot adjacent to Patterson Hall, would have gold-level status as a green building, the first academic building to achieve such a standard in Atlantic Canada. {} T h e Ca m p u s a n d I t s Bu i l d i n g s 37 Em mer son Memor ial Libr ary, 1914 In February of 1877 the Athenaeum wrote that a good college library was of vast importance to the student.

The dining room was on the second floor of the building and had room for seven hundred. Behind the dining area were the serving room, which had steam-heated tables to keep the food hot, and the kitchens. ” The kitchen had four steam cooking kettles, holding about sixty gallons apiece, a steam pressure cooker, roasting ovens, and a cooking range. Most impressive was a universal mixer, which the Bulletin thought was almost human. ” On the first floor was the bakery, connected to the second floor by a service elevator.

It was finished in oak throughout and housed twelve classrooms. On the fourth floor were the geological laboratory and museum, and on the second floor was a special room designated as Faculty Hall, which provided a meeting space for the faculty, senate, and Board of Governors. There was a president’s office; a suite of offices for the registrar, the bursar, and secretaries; and offices for the supervisor of buildings, the provost, the deans, the Faculty of Arts, and the Students’ Council. University Hall was designed by architect Leslie R.

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