Georgetown prides itself on its appearance. From its architecture to its landscaping, the main campus is almost uncharacteristically green and quaint for that of a city school in the nation’s capital.

Each year as warmer days come again, facilities employees work diligently to plant flowers and prepare the grounds for the many visitors that come to Georgetown throughout the spring and summer. Yet as winter turns to spring this year, the university needs to expedite the removal of two scars to its picturesque ambiance – the generator and the metal fence on Copley Lawn.

Following heavy rains that caused a blackout in Copley Hall and Red Square last November, the large electrical generator has stood surrounded by a barbed-wire-topped fence in front of Copley. In recent months students have also witnessed the erection of a metal fence that creates a barrier between the sidewalk in front of White-Gravenor and Copley Lawn. Both of these additions detract from the natural beauty of the expansive front quadrangle. Whatever the university’s reasons for maintaining a generator in front of Copley and erecting a fence separating White-Gravenor from the grass, it should remove both objects soon.

Students revel in spring at Georgetown, and Copley Lawn, sometimes jokingly referred to as a beach, is a prime destination. From sunbathing to playing Frisbee to casually reading, this spring Hoyas should be able to work, relax and play on Copley Lawn without having to do it next to a metal fence, barbed wire and a large generator.

Traditionally, Georgetown has done a magnificent job of beautifying the campus for graduation and reunion weekend. With the first GAAP weekend only a week away, the university should get a head start on its beautification efforts so that our many visitors will have the benefit of surveying Copley Lawn without setting their eyes upon the eyesores of the metal fence and the generator.

Georgetown prides itself on its appearance. From its architecture to its landscaping, the main campus is almost uncharacteristically green and quaint for that of a city school in the nation’s capital.

Each year as warmer days come again, facilities employees work diligently to plant flowers and prepare the grounds for the many visitors that come to Georgetown throughout the spring and summer. Yet as winter turns to spring this year, the university needs to expedite the removal of two scars to its picturesque ambiance – the generator and the metal fence on Copley Lawn.

Following heavy rains that caused a blackout in Copley Hall and Red Square last November, the large electrical generator has stood surrounded by a barbed-wire-topped fence in front of Copley. In recent months students have also witnessed the erection of a metal fence that creates a barrier between the sidewalk in front of White-Gravenor and Copley Lawn. Both of these additions detract from the natural beauty of the expansive front quadrangle. Whatever the university’s reasons for maintaining a generator in front of Copley and erecting a fence separating White-Gravenor from the grass, it should remove both objects soon.

Students revel in spring at Georgetown, and Copley Lawn, sometimes jokingly referred to as a beach, is a prime destination. From sunbathing to playing Frisbee to casually reading, this spring Hoyas should be able to work, relax and play on Copley Lawn without having to do it next to a metal fence, barbed wire and a large generator.

Traditionally, Georgetown has done a magnificent job of beautifying the campus for graduation and reunion weekend. With the first GAAP weekend only a week away, the university should get a head start on its beautification efforts so that our many visitors will have the benefit of surveying Copley Lawn without setting their eyes upon the eyesores of the metal fence and the generator.

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