- Libraries & Spaces
We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.
Documentary evidence of athletics is first found in account books from 1798, which record the arrival of two fencing masters. Our first capital expenditure for athletics seems to have come in 1814 when a handball court was constructed, at a cost of $800, close to what is now the main entrance of the Healy Building. Team sports did not emerge until after the Civil War.