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Rearview Mirror: Paul the Presidential Placeholder

With his four month expectations now blown far out of the water, Paul Weber was more than ready to wind down his tenure as the Institute president and return to his administrator job. By now, though, the search was well underway for his eventual successor, who would wind up on the Flats before the end of 1958.

Though Paul Weber committed to no major administrative or structural changes in his tenure, that didn’t preclude the physical shape of campus from transforming rapidly in the face of the aftereffects of the Van Leer planning boom. Among four completed buildings was the Alexander Memorial Physical Training Center, or, as we know it today an iteration later, the bones of McCamish Pavilion.