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Why Renovate Pillsbury Hall? 7 Great Reasons

It's a win-win-win-win-win-win-win
March 13, 2018

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Pillsbury Hall with text: Provides a Home for English: The Pillsbury Hall Renovation brings English Department faculty and students together under one roof. It creates 21st-century classrooms, in addition to study, lecture, performance, and  common space.

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Pillsbury Hall with text: Raises visibility of English & Creative Writing. The English Department is among the best in the nation, with excellent faculty and innovative programs, yet it is invisible in Lind, a CSE building

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Pillsbury Hall with text: Restores Historic Building to Full Use. Built in 1889 with a gift of $150,000 from Governor John S. Pillsbury, Pillsbury Hall established the land grant status of the U. The renovation ensures its service for another century.

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Pillsbury Hall with text: Matches Historic Pillsbury Hall with Historic English Department When departments were first formed in 1885 under the leadership of President Cyrus Northrop, English was among them. Pillsbury Hall was built in 1889.

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Lind Hall with text: Supports Expansion of Science & Engineering. When English vacates Lind Hall, the College  of Science & Engineering will use that space for expanded  programs in computer science and industrial and systems engineering.

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Pillsbury Hall with text: Saves Money. As a building on the National Register of Historic Places, Pillsbury Hall cannot be torn down. Its interior is barely fit for use. When renovated, Pillsbury Hall will be restored to full use.

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Image of Pillsbury Hall with text: Creates Competitive Advantage. The renovation of Pillsbury Hall will create an environment for the study of English and Creative Writing that is second to none in the Big Ten.