The Woolsey Hall Rotunda acted as a threshold that separated living from working. On one side were the residential colleges, the old campus, Hendrie Hall, the gym, and the Broadway and York Street retail corridor, places where I lived my life and learned primarily from the people I encountered. On the other side were classrooms, labs and most important for me, the Math Department in Leet Oliver, places where academic pursuits dominated, where my mind was stretched, and where great scholars held court. Crossing that threshold several times each day helped ease me into the world I was approaching.
– David Perlman