By CAITLIN KNOX
Six white rocking chairs now grace the porch of Giddings Hall. They have been there since the “Today’s Tigers” event on March 23. President William H. Crouch came up with this idea in hopes to add a “Southern hospitality” feel to campus.
“I recently visited the University of Virginia. I noticed that the large colonial buildings that looked like Giddings Hall had rocking chairs. It made the buildings look friendly and inviting. So I brought the idea home with me,” says Crouch via email.
The rocking chairs were picked up at the local Cracker Barrel, and students and faculty alike are encouraged to rock to their heart’s content. However, they will be put away after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends. This was mainly to prevent theft or vandalism.
In addition to the rocking chairs, new benches with “GC” carved in them have been placed in various spots around campus. There are new benches on the portico of Highbaugh Hall, as well as outside the Rec.