Shaw Quadrangle Special Collections Research Center

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open green space and lawn between buildings

Kenneth A. Shaw Quadrangle / Quad, SU Photo & Imaging RS 11742

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Kenneth A. Shaw Quadrangle

Origin: Part of the campus since the 1870s

Dedication: November 6, 2010

Dedication Speaker: Chancellor Nancy Cantor

Named for: Chancellor Emeritus Kenneth A. "Buzz" Shaw (1991-2004)

Location: Defined as the grassy area bounded by sidewalks which include Hendricks Chapel, Link Hall, Carnegie Library, Hinds Hall, and Huntington Beard Crouse Hall

Notes: The Quadrangle is an open green space designed to be accessible, safe, and attractive and to be used by members of the University community and their guests. The Quad is part of a centuries-old tradition in higher education: the provision of a peaceful, open-air area for both thoughtful contemplation and social interaction. As the center of campus, the Quad's walkways serve as the main lines for walks between classes. Once including the "Oval", the space was previously used for football games, baseball games, and ROTC review. The Orange Grove is located adjacent to the Quad.

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