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ed, but resumed its normal schedule on June 6. Reunion was held June 9-12. SoAR (Summer orientation, Advising, and Registration), Camp Massasoit, and summer sports camps took place as scheduled. “The College sustained $7-10 million in damage, primarily focused


on residence halls in the southwest quadrant of campus,” said president Flynn. “Fortunately the structural reports for our buildings were very good, and restoration was on target to allow those residence halls to open at the start of fall semester.” Hundreds of the College’s century-old trees were lost, including


some very special specimen trees on the naismith Green. Flynn expressed commitment to planting new trees. “They will be our gift to future generations of Springfield College students, faculty, staff, and alumni,” he said. Flynn acknowledged the outpouring of support from the Spring-


field College family. “Moments after the tornados had passed through the area, Springfield College faculty, staff, and students, our extended family of alumni, and many others reached out to the College with expressions of concern and offers of help,” he said. In fact, students who were anxious to help pitched in quickly by


assisting with clean up of the campus, and then turned their attention to serving those in need in the community. (See story, page 6.) Volun- teers made and delivered to neighbors more than 700 sandwiches and 30 to 40 cases of water, engaged neighborhood children in activities so that their parents could focus on the cleanup, and performed other community-service tasks.1


LATE on ThE AfTErnoon of JunE 1, the spring issue of Triangle magazine was on press. As the article about the campus tree-labeling project (Vol. 82, No. 3, pg. 20) was being printed, tornados were ravaging western and central Massachusetts, including the campus of Springfield College. The College lost hundreds of trees on that day, many of which were the stately, century-old specimens from Naismith Green featured in that article. President Richard B. Flynn has expressed his commitment to


planting new trees as part of the campus restoration. In the mean- time, the article reflects the importance of trees to the Springfield College community and now becomes an historical—if bitter- sweet—accounting of that relationship. We have received countless inquiries from people who want to


know “How can I help?” For the many people who want to assist, we invite you to help us in the Spirit of Renewal. Gifts to Spirit of Renewal will go toward the restoration of our campus, including the landscaping features and other structures as needed. More information is available at www.SpringfieldCollege.edu. Click on "How can I help? Learn more about the Spirit of Renewal."


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