renovations made to Donald P. Jacobs Center
Deborah Leigh Wood
One of seven newly refurbished classrooms in the Donald
P. Jacobs Center.
Kafe Grill is a shiny new addition to the dining facilities
in the Jacobs Center, and offers a variety of fresh
School students began class this fall, they saw the results
of an extensive $3 million renovation of the Donald P. Jacobs
Center. Over the summer, workers upgraded classrooms, technology
and food service facilities, eliciting praise from returning
classrooms were refurbished. They now boast wood paneling
or acoustic fabric panels, as well as new seating and easy-to-use
touch-pad audiovisual technology. There are also electric
outlets at each student space to plug in laptops. Electronically
controlled shades, which replaced blinds, darken the classroom
for visual presentations in rooms with windows. In the summer
of 2003, the building’s remaining six classrooms underwent
of the upgrades involved input from the Kellogg Student Association,
says Assistant Dean Carole Cahill. Room 102, formerly an unused
classroom, is now a study lounge with tables and chairs to
accommodate 70 to 80 students. Its ambience strikes a balance
between a traditional study room and a social lounge.
lab has been relocated from behind the Joseph and Carole Levy
Atrium to the group study room wing on the second floor. The
mailroom and copy room have been moved down the hall to make
way for the expanded Café Kellogg.
Atrium has been expanded to accommodate an additional 80 to
90 people. The new Kafe Grill offers diners fresh fish daily,
as well as fresh bread, burgers, paninis, grilled chicken
sandwiches and sushi made on the premises. A new coffee bar
beckons with a gourmet beverage menu, sweets and yogurt parfaits,
among other offerings. A smaller, separate room off the atrium
lends itself to more intimate dining.
says the main lobby and atrium, and possibly other common
areas, are scheduled for renovation in the summer of 2005.