As we enter the final month of our project, we’re going to be bringing you glimpses of the future. We’ll flash forward to round out some of the major stories of the 1968-69 school year, to let you know what happened next.
The protracted struggles for permission from the town of Islip to expand the physical plant of the College went through a few more permutations after 1969 with rulings favorable to the College obtained from the New York State Supreme Court and later the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court and finally the New York State Court of Appeals.
The way was now cleared to undertake the long-planned projects. This booklet details the start of a capital campaign: laying out the plans and estimated costs for building the new dormitory, library (or “library-media learning center”), the conversion of the old Vanderbilt power house to a Performing Arts Center, and more.
You’ll note that the design for the library had been altered somewhat; gone is the dock jutting out into the Connetquot and unfortunately the “slide-off roof observatory” never came to pass.