There are many public spaces that are an open invitation for those on campus and off to connect. The Diana Davis Spencer ’60 Café is an airy gathering place for a quick bite, a jolt of java, or a brainstorming session at the blackboard located near the floor-to-ceiling windows. Numerous study and conference rooms encourage students and faculty to use the building in ways that extend well beyond scheduled class and lab times. The top-floor greenhouse supports student-faculty research and is open to the public. And the new observation deck created for Wheaton’s astronomy program offers local residents the opportunity to stargaze.