A Renaissance of Humanities
The College is undergoing a major renovation of the Humanities building, renamed Karp Hall, with the goal of greatly enhancing the educational environment for students and faculty. The renovation was made possible by a generous gift by the Karp Family Foundation.
The $7 million renovation offers a major revamping to the facility, adding electronic multimedia classrooms, a seminar room, a media lab and a performance classroom that will facilitate staging components such as dramatic readings as part of the classroom experience. Extensive improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems will also be undertaken to ensure that the building is more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
Opened in 1965, the three-story, 21,000-square-foot building houses classrooms and offices for nearly 40 faculty members in the departments of English and Modern Languages and Literatures. During the project, faculty offices and classes for the two departments will be shifted to other campus buildings.
Union College News: Humanities building to undergo major renovation; to be renamed Karp Hall