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Broken clock shames quad

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, April 5, 2006

In Monday’s edition of Jockular there was a panel making fun of the fact that the O’Shaughnessy clock is constantly broken. When I was an undergraduate student here there was a comic called 4th and Inches which I recall on a least one occasion also made fun of the fact that the O’Shag clock was perpetually broken. This was some four years ago. So what is my point? It has been four years and they still haven’t fixed the O’Shag clock. This is an embarrassment to the university. We spend thousands upon thousands of dollars every year to make everything on this campus look immaculate, and yet we have a massive broken clock which is visible from the whole of South Quad.

What must visitors to our university think of us when they see this clock? So what exactly is the problem with this clock? Have all the clock engineers transferred to the business school? Is this clock possessed by a demon? In any case, if it is beyond repair for some reason, why don’t they just remove it from the building, seeing as in its broken state it is nothing more than a massive eyesore (and don’t tell me even a broken clock is right twice a day!). Or, if it is not beyond repair, please fix it!

Terence StompalumnusClass of 2001April 3