Construction takes down West stands in Schoellkopf field

West Schoellkopf Stands Torn Down Due to Underuse, Disrepair

The west stands across from the Crescent at Schoellkopf Field are in the process of being torn down due to underuse and potential safety hazards, according to Jen Baker, associate director of athletics. William Sitzabee, associate vice president of engineering and project administration, said the University decided to disassemble the stands “in lieu of an expensive repair for a facility that was underutilized and not needed.”
“They had reached a state of disrepair that limited their use to a point where they were no longer effective,” Sitzabee said. Schoellkopf Field is the home of Big Red football, sprint football and men’s and women’s lacrosse. The west stands were added in 1947, increasing the stadium capacity to 25,597, according to the University. President Garrett and the Capital Funding and Priorities Committee — the committee that oversees approval for university projects with budgets over $500,000 — approved the decision last December, according to Sitzabee.

The U.A. expresses condolences for President Garrett and discusses the new Gannett Health Services building.

University Assembly Honors President Garrett, Discusses Plans for Gannett

The University Assembly broke procedure to pass a symbolic resolution expressing condolences and appreciation for President Elizabeth Garrett at its Tuesday meeting. The assembly then turned to discussion of the construction of Gannett Health Service’s new facility. U.A. Chair Matthew Battaglia ’16 began the meeting with a moment of silence honoring President Garrett and sponsored a resolution expressing the assembly’s willingness to assist the administration “in any way necessary” during the transition after Garrett’s death. Although not enough members were present for a vote, Battaglia broke procedure and motioned for the U.A. to carry out a vote over email. “This resolution is exceptionally self-explanatory, since President Garrett unfortunately and tragically passed away this past Sunday,” he said.

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Weill Cornell Medicine Creates Colon Cancer Fund for President Elizabeth Garrett

Two days after President Elizabeth Garrett died of colon cancer, Dean Laurie Glimcher of Weill Cornell Medicine announced the launch of The President Elizabeth Garrett Fund for Colon Cancer Research on Tuesday. The creation of this fund a fulfillment of one of Garrett’s last wishes, according to Glimcher. “Before her untimely death, Beth expressed her desire to create a fund at Weill Cornell Medicine to advance research in colon cancer,” Glimcher said. Glimcher stressed that while Garrett’s death is a tragedy, it is also an opportunity for reflection. “It’s also a painful reminder of why we’re all here — to advance medical research and offer patients the best care, so that they can achieve their dreams and live as fully as possible,” she said.