A total of 114 trees and saplings at Merrill College were cut down during spring break. The removal marks some of the first steps in the Merrill Renewal Project. This renewal will result in a new plaza with a restaurant and social areas, improvements to the dormitory buildings and renovations such as bridges and elevators that will help the college better comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A model of the new plaza, pictured bottom right, resides in the Merrill College office. The project is expected to finish Fall 2014.