Controversy over location and a lack of support for last year’s proposal for a mural celebrating diversity on campus has caused artists Lisa Scott and Yasuyuki Nagasawa to lose the passion and inspiration they originally felt and abandon the project.
Seniors Yasuyuki Nagasawa and Lisa Scott had planned on painting the 10- by 40-foot multicultural mural shown above on the new greenhouse wall as part of an independent study project. The wall, located across from Dailey Theatre, had been rebuilt this semester after drainage problems were found. A mural of a skyscape that was used as a meditative location for theater actors was torn down with it.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.