While You Were Away
By Brian Benson and Heather Harris Michonski
See what’s new on campus
The pandemic may have brought much of life to a halt on and off campus, but Bridgewater State University moved forward on several fronts.
Funding was secured for an extensive renovation of Burnell Hall, which will be the new home for the College of Education and Health Sciences. Construction of a new athletic facility, the Bear Paw Pavilion, was completed in time for the fall 2021 sports season. Also ready for the fall semester is a cutting-edge photonics lab housed in the Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, where students will be prepared for work with industry leaders and other top universities around the world. A new bear sculpture sits outside the Park Street entrance of the renamed Rondileau Campus Center, now known as the Rondileau Student Union. And, spanning the space between the student union and Maxwell Library is the Greg and Fay Wyatt Sculpture Garden, which enhances the beauty of the campus and provides a place for quiet contemplation and aesthetic appreciation.
Check out the new additions to campus in the following stories.