I've got no dog in the fight now. I'm not there. But good lord this would have upset me if they changed The Quad when I was there. The ability to get away from everyone was 99% of the appeal.
Amen to that! Leave it the way it is!!! That is what makes The Quad what it is! If I want an "outdoor study area or a place for a picnic" I'll bring a blanket!! Don't screw it up UA.I hope they aren't about to build a bunch of "outdoor study areas" and picnic tables.
I'm with y'all, hoping they don't add any infrastructure in the form of tents, group seating, or study areas for classes.
There were four semesters I had seminars with Dr. Ed Passerini and at least twice, with each class, he took us out to The Quad. Then again, we're talking New College...there wasn't a class in those four in traditional classroom environments (desks, etc.)"Ok class, grab your things, we are going to enjoy the nice weather and have class on The Quad today!"