I take no pride in the circus and am embarrassed of it. A circus tent and a circus class is not something I, nor I bet most people, associate with a serious institution. It's a joke. The only people who are proud of it are probably the ones who were in it. If it must exist, hide it off campus.
I also disagree about the pool. The indoor pool at the Leach is not the same. Having a nice outdoor pool is the next best thing to having access to a beach, which many students say they miss because they are from south and central Florida. While apartment complexes have pools, the pool at FSU is much larger and would be a common meeting place for everyone. I have no doubt the pool would have been used more often than the ridiculous circus tent.