By Peter Murphy ’24
Towards the end of the Winter term, The Frederick Gunn School, as a community, had a top secret school meeting. It turned out to be an interview with Jonathan Tisch ‘72 about the state of the Science Building. From the interview, Mr Tisch announced that he would be donating a whopping $25 million dollars to build a brand new science building that will be named The Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Center for Innovation and Active Citizenship.
I know, quite the mouthful of a name. But, what better way is there to capture such a generous donation?
As we all know the current Science building has little to be desired, and is arguably one of the worst buildings on campus. For the past two terms at the Frederick Gunn School, the most painful thing to do is walk along the gorgeous campus just to see a square concrete building in the middle of all the beauty. Whenever I take photos of the campus, I will purposely crop out the current science building because of how bad it is. In my humble opinion, it ruins the aesthetic of the wooden and modern structures around campus– my opinion is not an unpopular one.
I feel the new innovative and modern building will be incredible for our school and give students the resources to succeed above and beyond. Mr. Tisch expressed his excitement for the new building, “I will be the first one there. And I will be like Miley Cyrus with the wrecking ball for the first days of deconstruction”. Like many other students, I completely agree with this statement and cannot wait for what is ahead of us as students at The Frederick Gunn School.