The Y Is Coming Back Like a Ton of Bricks
There was a time when the Campus Y and its front courtyard were the best place on campus to meet
friends, exchange ideas and tryout unpol-
ished folk songs.
Before South Campus dormitories
shifted the center of campus in that direc-
tion, Lenoir Hall and Wilson Library were
about as far south as anyone needed to go.
Built in the late 1960s along with the Stu-
dent Union, the Undergraduate Library
and the bookstore, the Pit pulled campus
social life away from Y Court. Now, the
Campus Y is trying to pull some ofit
As part of a $5.5 million project to
rebuild the interior of the century-old
building, the Y is creating a sidewalk cafe
facing Memorial Hall and Polk Place.Y
leaders are hoping the cafe and new land-
scaping will remake Y Court as the cam-
pus crossroads it once was.
"This was the Pit of its day," said Y
Director Virginia Carson ' 71."People met
their spouses at Y Court."
Unlike the Pit, the Y Court hasn't had
bricks for a long time - maybe ever. It
has been wrapped in asphalt
along with the University's
administration building for
many years. That is about to
change. As part of the
restoration of the Y, its court
and the south and east sides
of South Building will be
bricked, the same as their surroundings.
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firming that they will use the tickets. Any
unclaimed tickets will be distributed in a
second lottery to students who have not
already received them.
Tickets not claimed after the second
round will go on sale to the public.
The change already has generated
response from students. Dozens of com-
ments have been posted on
Web site regarding the policy, rang-
ing from the supportive to the unprintably
indignant. Alumni also have posted com-
ments on a GAA message board at
Chief among the concerns is that the
online system cannot assign tickets to
groups of students. Each student registered
on the system can receive up to two tickets
per game, but currendy there is no way to
allow more than two students to obtain
High, who planned to discuss student
concerns with the athletics department, said
she fears the lack of group seating will
change the atmosphere in the Smith Center.
"I think if we can't sit with more than
two people [together], the effect will defi-
nitely be noticeable, especially in the ris-
ers," she said. Students feel "more in their
comfort zone" when sitting with friends
and are more likely to cheer loudly during
the game, she added.
Seating in the risers - the tighdy
packed, standing-only student section on the
floor behind one of the baskets - also will
be affected. Riser tickets will be numbered,
elin1.inating the need for students to line up
outside the arena hours before tipoff to
claim spots on a first-come, first-served basis.
The online distribution system does not
allow students to indicate whether they
want seats in the risers, but Gwaltney said
the athletics department is exploring ways
to let students indicate a preference for
riser tickets with the new technology. If
that is not possible, students with unwanted
riser seats can swap seats with friends or
use an online forum on the CAA Web site
to exchange tickets with other students.
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