Staying Put in Hill Hall
In 1972, the journalism department moved out of Hill Hall to new quarters on the first floor of the Communications Center (now called Kimpel Hall). Offices of The Traveler stayed in Hill Hall. The newspaper's office was originally slated to transfer to the Communications Center but editors found that the space alloted for them was about half what they had in the third floor of Hill Hall. A move also would have required duplication of photographic operations because the Razorback yearbook operations were remaining in Hill Hall.
Aesthetics may also have played a role in the decision. An editorial explained early what journalism students for the last 30 years have found:
The Mullins administration may take all-time honors for new building construction, but we’re not sure some of the structures erected are really buildings, at all. The new communications “building,” to be specific, seems to us to be a cross between an air-raid shelter and the catacombs, without the soundproofing. ... We really don’t know what happend to the concept of windows. What few there are in classrooms seem to be designed so you can’t see out of them.”