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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s visit at Le Moyne
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s visit at Le Moyne
Kamilla Shahzad, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

On April 18 th , 2024, Le Moyne College had the privilege of hosting a special guest, acclaimed author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, who delighted...

Column: The Long Journey at Le Moyne
Column: The Long Journey at Le Moyne
Mary Anne Winfield, Guest Writer • May 17, 2024

I never expected to be a “senior” senior at Le Moyne College. My first introduction to the college was in the 1970’s. I was a two-year...

Theta Chi house at Colgate University
Column: Why I want to see Greek life at Le Moyne College.
Payton Hirsch, Guest Writer • May 17, 2024

At Le Moyne College there is no presence of “Greek Life,” which has left many wondering why. According to Joseph Della Posta, the school’s...

Photo courtesy of Le Moyne; Images of Officer Jensen, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Lt. Hoosock posted at memorial service.
‘A True Leader and Phenomenal Teammate’: Remembering Fallen Officer, a Le Moyne Graduate
Stephen Moore and Aidan Clark May 8, 2024

The Rev. William Dolan wants you to know what the community lost when Michael Jensen, a Syracuse police officer and a Le Moyne graduate, was...

Dr. James Carroll: The Donation that Rewrote Le Moyne  College’s History
Dr. James Carroll: The Donation that Rewrote Le Moyne College’s History
Legende McGrath, Guest Writer • May 7, 2024

In late March, Le Moyne College, specifically the College of Arts and Sciences, received a $12 million donation provided by Le Moyne alumnus...

Long-Unused Courtyard to Finally Reopen as a Community Space


Riddled with cracked cement and overgrown weeds, the courtyard that lies between Grewen and Reilly halls has been left untouched by the Le Moyne community for years – up until recent weeks. The courtyard is part of the $6.5 million renovations that Reilly Hall has been undergoing for the past few semesters. Thus, the space will be getting a long overdue facelift.

The space will include lounge furniture, as well as cafe tables and chairs, making for a blissful outdoor spot on campus. Campus Architect Fouad Dietz says the space will be transformed into a “quiet hang-out and collaboration space for students and faculty.”

Construction began earlier this semester, starting work on tasks such as cleaning the surrounding masonry, replacing missing mortar, and repairing the spalling concrete. Once these restorations are completed, Dietz says the next step will be waterproofing the concrete and then decking the area. The hope is that the courtyard will have wooden deck flooring.

While the space will be a wonderful addition to the Le Moyne campus, it has its limitations. Dietz said the area may not be used for events due to the surrounding classrooms and faculty offices. Additionally, the space will shut down during the winter months.

The project is expected to be finished and open to students, faculty, and staff by the start of the Fall 2024 semester. Individuals can find entry to the courtyard in the glass hallways on the second floor of Reilly Hall. Additionally, this entry point will include a ramp down to the decked surface, creating easy access for all.

“It’s nice that Le Moyne is recognizing that, ‘Oh, this space is being used for nothing, let’s turn it into something,’ even if it is just a nice little area for studying and hanging out with friends.” said Kristen Hosmer, a senior at Le Moyne.

The courtyard renovations are sure to enrich Le Moyne’s campus life as it will provide the community with a multi-functional space for studying, socializing, and all around relaxation.

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