Last week, a project with a 130-year history culminated in the installation of a new sundial in the Morris House courtyard near Green Street, replacing the original sundial given by the Class of 1883 on its 40th reunion. Their gift replaced the initial Class of 1883 senior gift, an elm tree planted there, which had fallen victim to disease.
The new sundial project was taken up a couple years ago by a group of art and computer science students, who recreated the sundial’s image on paper, in clay and online, and finally as a three-dimensional plasticine model used for a new bronze cast sundial, which was installed last week by Suzan Edwards, professor of astronomy, and David Dempsey, associate director of museum services, Museum of Art.
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photos by David Dempsey