Renovating Prinsep Street Residences
The third infrastructure change was of, course, the renovation of the Prinsep Street Residences. We have these residences with about, in those days about 270 beds. But when I went to visit them, I thought that the buildings looked very nice, but when I went into the apartments, I was not very much convinced about the way that they were equipped and organized. And, frankly speaking, after about 10 years, they were up for some renovation because the rooms looked very tired. I was very happy that our Provost had this idea of saying, if we do the renovation, can we do this at the same time with a totally different look at how we use these residences. Not just dormitories, but actually make them active living, learning and working spaces where students have a real community and work as a community for the community around them. So again, it’s a good example of collaboration of different groups in the campus. Of course, the Dean of Students who took charge of it, Provost who give the impetus to it, OCIS, the Office for Campus Infrastructure and Services who took it up on them to do the renovation. And I’m very happy that in about six months’ time, we could do the renovation of the Prinsep Street Residences.