104. Woodrow Wilson School and the Fountain of Freedom


Robertson Hall is home to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, one of the University’s three professional schools (along with architecture and engineering).  Known as “Woody Woo” to most undergraduates, this program in public policy incorporates the study of politics, economics, history, sociology and other fields for students interested in public service careers.  Robertson Hall was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who also created the World Trade Center in New York, and wasdedicated in May 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson.  Just north of Robertson is Scudder Plaza and the Fountain of Freedom, whose twisted sculpture is meant to symbolize the goals, hopes and frustrations of Woodrow Wilson.  The fountain’s name takes on new meaning from the many free-spirited activities that occur within the pool, from windsurfing to “impromptu” marching band concerts following home football victories.