That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. - Henry David Thoreau
Question #93143 posted on 06/07/2020 12:50 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

The sundial outside the Clyde was taken down for construction and it hasn't been replaced. It doesn't look like they have a place for it or that it will be coming back. What's happening with it?
Are they moving it to another location?
Are they preserving/restoring it?
Are they disregarding the class of 1918 or whatever year it was that put it up before Daylight Saving Time was a thing? (Those people lived through a worldwide pandemic WITHOUT the Internet! We need to honor their memory.)
Are they waiting until Daylight Saving Time ends to reinstall it because DST is not really the true time???

-Inquiring Minds Want to Know
aka Stop the Insanity of Daylight Saving Time!

A:

Dear Stop the Insanity,

I never really minded daylight saving time, but living in Arizona for the past couple of years, I haven't had to worry about it. it gets so hot here, the last thing anybody wants is extra daylight. My favorite thing about it is that college football starts earlier and you don't have to stay up until 1:00 in the morning to catch the end of the late games. Good news if you live in Utah--they passed a bill this year to switch to DST year-round! Although not wanting to be first and seem uncool, it doesn't take effect until Congress and four other states make the same switch. And I guess that would mean being perpetually stuck on untrue time.

But on to your sundial. It looks like it was donated by the class of 1916, which means it's been around longer than any building on campus besides the Maeser Building. After some phone calls and emails, I found out that this 104-year-old piece of history was relocated due to construction--a whole 35 yards north of its previous location. So fear not, the memory of those internet-less pandemic survivors will carry on.

Best wishes,

The Skipper