The Building that Doesn’t Know What It Wants to Be
by Laura Diorio
The Ettinger building of Muhlenberg college is one of the oldest and most essential buildings on campus. Originally called the Ad (Administration) building until 1961, it was renamed after dean of the college George T. Ettinger. On the night of May 30, 1947, a fire erupted in the roof of the beloved building, causing the entire campus to quickly salvage records and equipment. Though the cause of the fire is unknown to this day, the support keeping Ettinger standing represents the spirit of the college through the decades.