It's a rainy midsummer day. Perhaps those of you who do not see Proctor in July will appreciate a campus tour. The place is relatively quiet, but not abandoned. Each week, we host about a hundred attendees of Gordon Research Conferences. This week's crowd is sharing and studying research on microbial population biology. Here they are on a coffee break outside the Meetinghouse.
From the Slocumb Hall perspective, you can see construction under way on the new, yet-to-be-named dormitory.
Here's a look from the organic garden, across the football field. A tall crane is positioning a beam.
During the school year, the rotunda of Maxwell Savage Hall is swarming with students, faculty and administrators. Not today.
Also quiet is the gymnasium, although the training room sees some action during the day.
I mentioned Gordon Research Conferences above. One of the many advantages of hosting GRC is that it keeps much of the school's staff (food services and housekeeping) gainfully employed throughout the summer.
Meanwhile, the campus's western boundary has been extended with the acquisition of 246 Main Street, a lovely property that will serve as a residence for faculty.
Things are quiet over at Proctor Ski Area! The jumps will need a little attention this fall, as vegetation has sprouted up with all of the rain we've received.
Lilies and empty chairs across from the Health Center.
The sugar house will become a busy place in seven months.
This perspective of the new dorm shows its proximity to Mary Lowell Stone House, which is to the left.
The organic garden and campus lawns have benefitted from frequent rains throughout the summer.
The Buildings & Grounds staff would be busy with projects even if we didn't host GRC. Brandon and Todd make some modifications to a turf aerator.
Jeff changes a tire.
The store formerly called the Book Store but now called The Store keeps Alex and Lida busy despite a lack of customers present.
Several dorms have wood-burning furnaces. Johnson House has plenty of cordwood drying in its shed.
Proctor Pond features mature lily pads and other aquatic plants.