Op-Ed piece from the Post on Sunday discussing the Hillock site.
The university should look again. I’m willing to raze trees when necessary for the sake of smart growth, such as to build the light rail Purple Line linking College Park to Bethesda. But this plan contradicts the university’s numerous, solemn pledges to become a national leader in protecting the environment.
“You can’t tout sustainability and then, behind closed doors, ignore it,” said Joanna Calabrese, a senior from Columbia who is director of environmental affairs for the Student Government Association.
Discussing East Campus
Although the school remains committed to the project in the long run, the delay is a setback. The plan to erect a lively town center with a mix of shops and student housing is designed to help lure good students and faculty, and to be central to President C.D. Mote Jr.’s legacy.