Celebrity Wall finds new home in Student Life Center
March 27, 2006 —
The "Wall of Fame," where the pictures and signatures of Program Board's guests were lined up on the wall across from the Housing office, recently was taken down, leading to speculation of its whereabouts.
"I always wondered what happened to those," said student Caitlin Durkee.
Although the pictures seemed to have disappeared, they did not go far.
The 51 pictures had been stored in a cabinet, until last week, when they were dusted off and put up in the Student Life Center, making their first appearance this year.
There was speculation some sort of conflict took place and the owner of the wall wanted their space back, or the University wanted a clean white wall. All of that proved false and devoid of controversy.
According to Ryan Fewins, assistant director of Student Life, there is a simple explanation. When the Housing office and Student Life, then called Campus Life, shared the current Housing office, it was fitting to have the pictures right outside the office and in the high traffic area that the old Doan Center presented.
A couple problems arose from there, Fewins said. At one point there was a problem with theft, until they were firmly secured to the wall. Another problem was that there was only so much space to put all of the pictures.
The solution was evident after the Student Life offices moved into the wing next to the Cardinal Cage, where they have plenty of room, locking doors, and plenty of wall space.