Lab Director Jonathan Dorfan (left) and Shirley
Everett, Stanford Associate Vice Provost of Residential Dining and
Residential Services, cut the ceremonial ribbon to commemorate the
opening (Photo by Diana Rogers)
By Neil Calder
"SLAC used to stand out as the only big physics lab in the
world without accommodations for scientists on site," said SLUO Chairman
Eli Rosenberg (Iowa State U), "but now it stands out because it has the
best on-site accommodations in the world!"
On June 19 the new SLAC Guest House was officially opened
when SLAC Director Jonathan Dorfan and Shirley Everett, Associate Vice
Provost of Residential Dining and Residential Services at Stanford
University, sliced through the ceremonial ribbon.
The afternoon included speeches by both Dorfan and
Everett, as well as representatives of the users organizations, the DOE
Stanford Site Office and Stanford.
Guest House management threw open the doors for an Open
House. Hundreds of visitors from SLAC and Stanford strolled through the
facility looking through the rooms, prodding the beds, even trying out the
fitness center. While most of the rooms have a double bed, there are a
number of room configurations with slightly different nightly rates. Each
room contains an Internet connection, cable TV, dresser, armoire, a desk
Over 3,000 scientists visit SLAC each year and about 80
percent of the rooms are reserved for them. Stanford has priority access
to the remaining rooms.
Construction on the three-story, 112-room Guest House,
began in April 2002, and was completed on schedule. Stanford put up the
$10.7 million to build the facility and will be repaid from Guest House
"I really, really liked the Guest House," said Vicky
White, visiting from Fermilab. "The whole visit was a delightful
experience. Comfort, location and a T1 Internet connection right there in
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