The second decade of the University of Dallas is opening with great portents. Even nature has paid us homage; for the first time in our history green grass will be on our campus at the opening of school--not only green, but mowed and trimmed, symbolizing, I suppose, our emergence from the wilderness. EVen now, the bulldozers are gathering to lay back the ground for a gymnasium, a graduate building, and the first structure deliberately designed to be useless, a tower. It is a mark of our maturity that we have resources to spare sufficient for a wholly symbolic edifice, one that expresses not so much our pride as our aspiration.
Cowan, Donald, "Faculty Day 1966" (1966). Education. 3.