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Will fountain flow again?
November 19, 2008

The fountain, at home at Stimson Hall. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)

 

PULLMAN — “Here we … uh, had … the Minerva Fountain,” fumbled Clare Wiser as he rounded the corner of Stimson Hall in spring 2007. Leading an outdoor campus art tour, the retired math professor-turned-docent for the Museum of Art found the words at the tip of his tongue — “here we have” — to be suddenly, and alarmingly, inappropriate. Where once had been a statue of a cherubic maiden holding a water-spouting fish, there now was only a concrete pad in a … » More …