Plans were announced for a new student entertainment space on the second floor of the Students’ Building.  Originally the upper level of the main auditorium of the building—given anonymously to the Students Association in 1913 by a former Students' Association president—the space had housed a bakery, a dishwashing room, changing rooms and offices when the building was modified in 1972 to accommodate central dining. 

Funding for the new facility, intended to return the building to some of its original purposes, had been sought for several years.  An alumna trustee, moved by the events of September 11, offered $5 million to realize it. “Students can use it for large events, but also informal gatherings,” said dean of the college Colton Johnson. The project, he said, was to be completed in the fall of 2002.    The Miscellany News