“I’ve been teaching on the front steps of Neville for 28 years. We all benefit, for the students get to watch the eternal cycle of the seasons of the oak-lined front plaza, while I see the backdrop of the Neville columns: strong, shining, and enduring. You can’t overstate what this building means to thousands of people across the United States. I’ve seen alums in their eighties and nineties stand before Neville and gaze at it with happy, grateful tears. An alum who lives in Greenville told me she often drives to Clinton in the late afternoon just to see the Neville dome and columns in the sunlight.”
Dr. H. Dean Thompson, Jr.
Edmunds Professor of English