I toured the East Campus today ,with a radio reporter, and as we walked around the campus I was reminded of just how beautiful (even on a blustery winter day) this space truly is. The campus design by the Olmsted firm , and the buildings' placement and styles all contribute to make this a very special place.Contrary to the administration's assessment of the buildings' condition I found them to be in extraordinary condition even after years and years of intentional neglect. The brick,the limestone ,and the terra cotta all were in incredibly good shape and in most cases only need a good cleaning. The mortar was in very good shape. For buildings that are anywhere from 70 to 108 years old they look like they could stand for another 100 years - let's hope they do. The WMU spin machine will try and paint a different picture to make their case for demolition, but it is just not true.