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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:42 AM

New Buildings Rise At Kansas Universities As Students Bear The Cost Of The Old Ones

Henrion Hall is where the dirty art happens at Wichita State University.

Sculpting. Ceramics. Spray painting. Students are likely to ding, splash and generally make a mess of the walls. With the building nearing 100 years old, the university doesn't mind.

It allows the students to be able to express themselves without people being upset that they're expressing themselves, said Jeff Pulaski, the director of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries at Wichita State.

Yet for the students, the building's age is a much larger issue. There are rats. Lighting is poor. Limited air conditioning can raise indoor temperatures past 90 degrees.

Read more: https://www.kmuw.org/post/new-buildings-rise-kansas-universities-students-bear-cost-old-ones

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greymattermom Mar 2019 #1

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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:47 AM

1. I taught at KUMC for 30 years.

For the whole 30 years, it was common for the air conditioning to fail in the room where we sometimes handled specimens fixed in formalin and always taught 2-3 hour classes. They finally put up a new teaching building that opened after I retired.

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