For a century and a half the Slant Walk has been the main artery of the
campus. Once a dusty path through a pasture, it was graveled in the
eighties. For many years it was illuminated with Chinese lanterns for
the Commencement season. In the early days Slant Walk ended at the two
old dorms where students fed their stoves with wood from the forest.
Havighurst, Walter. The Miami Years. New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons,