Life on Campus: 21 Years Later, the View from Grey Jay Way

In his masterful long poem, “Four Quartets,” T.S. Eliot writes that “the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time.” Gathered in Stuen Hall at the conclusion of each semester, students inevitably mention how much has changed since they first stepped through the door of the Barnes Building – how they’ve grown in self-knowledge, confidence, and openness. How they’ve come to know themselves “for the first time.”

The profound internal changes that happen over the course of four months tend to overshadow the remarkable external changes this place has also undergone since Semester One. There are few left on campus to remember the color of the first yurt, the “porta-parties,” or the seemingly inconceivable fact that the Barnes Building didn’t actually have a door when the first intrepid students arrived in Leadville in 1998.

With the addition of four faculty townhomes on campus this past August, the master plan that Molly and Christopher proposed over two decades ago has become one large step closer to fruition. I feel grateful for their vision, the dedication of our builders, and expeditious shipments of lumber: my new apartment on Grey Jay Way came complete with not one, but two external doors.

The new HMI faculty townhouses, pre-landscaping

From the window above my kitchen table I can see Mount Massive peaking through the stands of lodge pole. Inside are broad, exposed beams, doors of knotty pine, and two bedrooms with large windows that let in the sunshine and biting air of evening in Colorado. I now have cupboards enough to start shopping in bulk. Against the advice of our architect—given the insulative efficiency of each unit—the faculty committee charged with approving the blueprints insisted on a woodstove in the living room. As any true HMI student would agree, cast iron’s an irresistible aesthetic.

Without a commute, I’ve found time to run the roads and trails with students more often. I take a few more of my meals on campus. And I’ll even admit to a midday nap or two. My nights on duty now mean I sleep in my own bed, far from the thud of student boots on the boardwalk, bathroom-bound at midnight or five am. I look forward to saving my paycheck from the gas pump, as well as the insatiable maw of the Leadville rental market.

And as with all things Barnes-related, there’s a clear “why” behind the “what” of campus housing. Attracting and retaining talented educators takes more than a Black Diamond pro deal and a mission written in the active voice. Campus housing offers clear proof that HMI invests in its community. It recognizes that the student experience begins with those who make transformative education possible: the faculty and staff.

“To arrive where we started.” With the final pieces of the campus master plan falling into place, HMI begins its next decade in a position of strength. But in all the ways that really matter, nothing has changed. Stop by for a tour of Unit D if you ever find yourself on Grey Jay Way in the near future. We’ll chat missing doors, mission statements, and what it means to know a place, again, for the first time.

Having students over for a meal has never been easier

fda blood pressure medication recall what to do if meds dont lower your blood pressure grapefruit juice with blood pressure medicine high blood pressure medicine with alcohol ocular hypertension medication most common high blood pressure medications blood pressure medicine helping allergies broccoli and blood pressure medication adhd medicine high blood pressure hugh blood pressure meds to protect kidneys list of free blood pressure medicine publix what natural drugs lower blood pressure blood pressure medications poison control blood pressure combination meds m blood pressure medication best blood pressure medication for low gfr high blood pressure medication and adderall meds cant take with high blood pressure blood pressure and chest pain medication ed meds and blood pressure meds that elevate sytoc blood pressure ampholine blood pressure medicine blood pressure meds that can cause blindness does blood pressure medication cause xerostomia do blood pressure meds quit working pain pills cause high blood pressure can you get high off blood pressure pills home remedies to lower blood pressure quickly

best medicine to control fasting blood sugar type 2 diabetes meds that causes kidney failure high blood sugar medicines naturally occuring remedies for diabetes holistic medicine diabetes 2 cough medicine effect on blood sugar traditional chinese medicine to cure diabetes diabetes mellitus hormone what is a good diabetes medicine how does jardiance work to lower blood sugar korean red ginseng and diabetes medication blood sugar test nl after diabetic medication diabetes insipidus natural remedies what can i do to bring my blood sugar down diabetes drugs and bladder cancer all natural diabetic medicine combination of drugs for diabetes diabetes medication delta airlines do diabetes drugs make you lose weight oral diabetes medications new classes of diabetes drugs blood pressure medications diabetes moringa and diabetic medicines common type 2 diabetes drugs does diabetic pills give you diarrhea why do you get uti with diabetic medications can type 1 diabetics get a pancreas transplant are there medications that cause high blood sugar

ananas pills for weight loss exercises to do to lose belly fat fast low carb weight loss do belly bands help lose belly fat garth brooks weight loss fda approved weight loss drugs in 2022 2022 watermelon benefits weight loss beeswax weight loss pills tempestt bledsoe weight loss good workouts to lose lower belly fat ketogeniks keto pills review redline fat burner pills reviews cheap keto oils pills what is the best waist trainer to lose belly fat how to boost weight loss on keto fat binding weight loss pills what are some ways to lose weight fast dr oz lose belly fat diet easy way to lose weight fast for men strong weight loss pills natural how fast do you lose weight postpartum weight loss 4 pills reviews doctors select benzo drugs cause weight loss what is the best fat burner and muscle builder essential oils to help lose belly fat weight loss pills belviq what do i eat to lose belly fat do kelp pills help weight loss

cbd gummies effect cbd gummies full spectrum hemp bombs cbd quit smoking gummies shark tank cbd gummies naples cbd gummies vape store do cbd gummy bears fourm air travel with cbd gummies how much cbd gummies should i take uk cannabidiol cbd gummies gold bee how to make homemade cbd gummies perfect stache cbd gummies buy gummies with cbd bradley walsh green cbd gummies uk chill cbd gummy rings redeye 200mg cbd gummies cbd gummies how to eat for anxiety can cbd gummies help with anxiety and depression fact check 50 dollar cbd gummies theft royal cbd gummies texas eagle hemp cbd gummies website nirvana cbd gummies reviews sugar free cbd gummies recipe best cbd gummies to fight tumors montreal cbd friendly gummies cbd gummies made in the united states of america what do cbd gummies do gummy cbd sour apple rings fire wholesale how much is trubliss cbd gummies

male enhancement pills with the word tropical how to increase the length and size of penis top male enhancement and stamina pills brad pitt and angelina jolie ed pills how to last longer in bed 6 simple steps 7 eleven erection pills sex pills for young men different type of erection pills non flushing instant erection pills sisters bam me male enhancement pills erectile dysfunction pills ufc why kaboom ed pills marie furchgott erectile dysfunction pills viq sex pills how to make your penis bigger teens permanent penis enlargement medicine pills for ed at gnc penis enlargement pills that are proven to work ed free sample pills male enhancement pills meaning pornstar ron jeremy penis pills red erection pills phone penis pills last longer how to make the man last longer in bed penis enlargmennt pills chinese blue pills sexual enhancement pill where do you get pills for penis male enhancement pills work