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Between 1980 and 1985, the environmental sculptor George Trakas transformed the tiny island on the south side of the pond into a work of art called the "Isle of View."  Commissioned by the University Gallery with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the University Alumni Association, the Isle is connected to either bank by small footbridges.  The [[f:fine_arts_center|Fine Arts Center]] was built across the south end of the pond in 1975. Between 1980 and 1985, the environmental sculptor George Trakas transformed the tiny island on the south side of the pond into a work of art called the "Isle of View."  Commissioned by the University Gallery with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the University Alumni Association, the Isle is connected to either bank by small footbridges.  The [[f:fine_arts_center|Fine Arts Center]] was built across the south end of the pond in 1975.
-Life in the pond today consists of everything from goldfish to snapping turtles, with an assortment of seasonal ducks and geese.  The effort in the 1980s to introduce a breeding pair of swans to the pond was thwarted when it was discovered that both swans were male, and later efforts were ended in 2005, when four swans were relocated to a more peaceful location.  +Life in the pond today consists of everything from goldfish to snapping turtles, with an assortment of seasonal ducks and geese.  Four swans were first added to the pond in August 1963 in order to naturally control weeds and for beautification, with a shelter added to the island. The effort in the 1980s to reintroduce a breeding pair of swans to the pond was thwarted when it was discovered that both swans were male, and later efforts were ended in 2005, when four swans were relocated to a more peaceful location. 
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  * For additional information, consult the University Archives (RG 36/104).   * For additional information, consult the University Archives (RG 36/104).
 +  * Pawluck, Oleh. "Campus pond receives tenants." (Sept. 16, 1963) Massachusetts Daily Collegian. p 1. [[https://archive.org/stream/massachuse19631964mass#page/n0/mode/2upĀ 
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