Bwoggers love writing about Butler. Whether it be In Defense, Conspiracy Theories, or Reserving Desks, we can’t get enough! There are seemingly endless elements of this mysterious library to unpack. First-year Bwogger Sophie Murphy shares her thoughts.
I would like to shed some light on a staple of my Butler experience. An unsung hero of the behemoth that is Butler is the portrait of Dwight David Eisenhower. Before leading the country, Eisenhower served as the 13th president of Columbia University. Many of you I’m sure to have withered under his gaze as I have, making my way up to my chosen corner of hell (Butler 310). The full-length portrait of our 34th president looms impressively over delirious undergrads traipsing up the stairs. His piercing eyes seem to follow me as I become increasingly winded on my ascent. The domineering and, dare I say, sassy look on Ike’s face resonates in my subconscious, even hours deep into an Econ problem set. What’s he thinking? In a vain attempt to avoid studying for midterms, I took some time to consider what crosses Ike’s mind from his perch in Butler.