Sometime after these feet appeared all over the floor and walls, the University locked the space up pretty tight. Personally, I think the feet are a nice touch. They really tie the room together.
When the Susan B. Anthony dorm was built, tunnels were opened between the residence hall and the gymnasium, providing easy, warm access for the women. Maybe those are the footprints of Susie’s ghost? Even suffragettes enjoy a refreshing dip now and again.