Not totally unrelated to ships; as unique of an opportunity it is to pick a name for a ship, it is even more rare to have an opportunity to name a building at a institution of higher learning.
Especially places that do not add buildings often, are space limited, and whose students can rise to important positions - not only are these opportunities rare, they also require careful thought.
All that bubbled to the surface when I read this from The Capital;
Legislation with $120 million for a planned Center for Cyber Security Studies at the Naval Academy could reach the U.S. Senate floor for a vote within the next month, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., told the Naval Academy Board of Visitors on Monday.Nimitz on one side, Rickover on the other.
Mikulski, who sits on the Board of Visitors and has been an avid supporter for the funding, said she expects the fiscal 2015 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, or HR 4486 to come to the Senate floor in three weeks.
Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2016 and be finished by late 2018. The building would be between Nimitz Library and Rickover Hall, overlooking the Severn River.
The academy also plans to break ground on a multilevel parking garage near the center in early 2015, to make up for parking spaces that will be lost when the new building goes up.
The Center for Cyber Security Studies would include labs, offices, classrooms, lecture halls, an observatory and a rooftop multipurpose space.
Well, there are some large shoes to fill.
OK alumni from the Severn School for Wayward Boys and Girls. A cyber security building ... whose name should be on the front, and why?