Sept. 3, 3 p.m.: Hattie Rose Groskind, a UA freshman who has not yet declared a major, expects to graduate in 2018. "I remember it being under renovation last year. This has been a relaxing place to get work done and I also wanted to see Old Main's improvements."
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Sept. 4, 5:08 p.m.: Shayla Nardi , a pre-business sophomore, says, "With the renovations, it looks a lot better." She was on a visit with her husband, James Nardi, a chemical engineering junior. "It is visually appealing and has a really crisp look."
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Sept. 4, 5:10 p.m.: UA alumnus Joel Christens, who earned his degree in Middle East and American studies, says he visits Old Main to study. "It's a good spot to relax."
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Sept. 4, 5:14 p.m.: Kyle Germany, a religious studies senior, spends the afternoon reading from a Bible. "I come every day for several hours. It's a very peaceful place, and the renovations are amazing. It's a big improvement."
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Sept. 9, 11:46 a.m.: Ryan Romo , a physiology senior, visits Old Main to support Raymond Martinez , a sophomore who is interested in a career in technology. Romo is a Prospect Focus Program peer mentor and visits Old Main regularly. "I come here often Tuesdays and Thursdays. The new renovations are awesome and beautiful, and are a good representation of the school and campus. It's bright and welcoming. I bring my friends to show how awesome it is. It's also a good place to work."
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Sept. 9, 11:56 a.m.: Riley Sullivan , a senior studying mathematics, says she previously worked at Bear Down Gym and now prefers Old Main. "It's a beautiful place," says Sullivan, who works in the Office of Admissions. Erin Przybylinski, a student in the James E. Rogers College of Law, is a student recruiter.
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Sept. 9, 12:01 p.m.: Erin Przybylinski , a student in the James E. Rogers College of Law, is a student recruiter and was visiting Old Main for the first time. "It looks older on the outside, yet very beautiful and new."
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Sept. 9, 12:02 p.m.: Courtney Robinson , is an office specialist hired in February. Robinson works with current students to answer calls and emails from prospective students and members of the community. About Old Main, she says: "I really like it. Very different and very pleased."
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Sept. 11, 10:55 a.m.: Melissa "Lyssa" Alexandra, a linguistics major, sits in the exhibition space on the second floor of Old Main, awaiting the arrival of a friend.
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Sept. 11, 11:20 a.m.: Judith Antonio is a computer science freshman. She says Old Main is "a very calm place to study."
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Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m.: UA alumnus Rich Redel joins Paul Lindvall, a freshman studying engineering, in the shade on the ground floor of Old Main. "It's a good place for meeting friends to talk with," Lindvall says.
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Sept. 11, 3:35 p.m.: UA alumnus Ryan Mullarkey relaxes at Old Main with Peter Reynolds, a management information senior set to graduate from the UA in May 2015. Mullarkey says, "I love it here because it's quiet and there's shade."
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Old Main, the heart of the UA campus.
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