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Campus construction ugly and inconvenient

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2008

I would like to express my frustration with the overwhelming amount of construction going on around campus this fall. After a long, relaxing summer, I came back to what is comparable to downtown Baghdad right in front of my own dorm, not to mention the travesties being constructed by the main entrance. Scaffolding on the Basilica when the students and their families come back? Great timing.I have tried to contact the University architect on numerous occasions, but he either screens my calls or I am referred to someone else. Sir, under your direction, this beautiful university has been transformed into a severely obtuse conglomerate of construction equipment and questionable contractors. Edifices like Jordan Hall of Science, Duncan Hall and the Gug look like giant scabs on the face of Our Lady. There are not nearly enough cemented walkways for student accessibility and the amount of unnecessary trees that are planted every year is staggering. I suggest that you start working towards making us proud of our campus; you are starting to make Stepan Center look brilliant.

Rusty MarshsophomoreSiegfried HallAug. 28