Sign of sincerity

May 5th, 2011

I have a problem with the banner that has been hung on the old Bohannon Science Center. The banner reads, “Farewell, Bohannon Center. Thanks for your Service.” It’s a very attractive banner, I will agree. My issue with it is this: although the banner is addressed directly to the Bohannon Center, it is literally ON the Bohannon Center, so close that the Center cannot possibly see it. Furthermore, even if the Center could see the banner, from the Center’s perspective it would be backwards and hence unreadable. This seems problematic to me. I suggest that at a relatively small additional cost the banner be removed and then installed in some kind of frame on the quad so that before it is demolished the Bohannon Center can actually see and appreciate this heartfelt gesture of thanks on behalf of the Carroll community.