Dear Brandeis,

I feel privileged and honored to have joined so many of you at President Lawrence’s inauguration this afternoon. I know I took away a great sense of pride in Brandeis University and in my fellow students.

To add to the joyous celebration today, I was thrilled to open my e-mail and see the message from Daniel about reinstating the swimming pool on campus! The plan is to begin work on the pool this spring, to be ready for 2012. If you want to join the Brandeis swimming team, you better start practicing!

Check out the full e-mail below:

To the Student Body,

I am happy to announce that the Board of Trustees approved a renovation plan for the Linsey Pool facility on today (March 31). The project includes new mechanical and electrical infrastructure, repairs to the pool and pool deck, a new entry, updates to the lobby, and new locker rooms.

The Student Union heard your concerns about the pool, and we, in addition to other members of the community, pushed for a change.

Renovation on the pool will begin later this spring, with expected target completion in early 2012. Varsity swimming and diving will be reinstated for the 2012-2013 academic year.

For more details: http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2011/march/pool.html

Yours in service,

Student Union