Quote of the Week: "It is an important part of history…"

"It is an important part of history and we wanted to save part of it."

—Dave Irvin, University of Tennessee vice chancellor for facilities services, commenting in the News Sentinel on the demolition of the 89-year-old Sophronia Strong Hall. Unlike its previous demolitions of historic campus buildings, UT did actually preserve a "sliver" of the structure to be integrated into the new Strong Hall science facility. So there's that.