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Dec 4 2018
07:07 am

The University of Tennessee Knoxville campus is having quite a few problems with residence halls.

In October, 2018, they "closed Laurel Residence Hall for the rest of the academic year because of elevated mold levels, forcing the relocation of nearly 600 students." Mold was also found in South Carrick, Reese Hall, Hess Hall, North Carrick Hall, Massey Hall, Clement Hall, Brown Hall, and Stokley Hall. According to the report, "students will not have to move out of those halls at this time."

A specialist in microbial and chemical issues reports, "Everything was perfectly safe" and ""I feel perfectly fine with students living in the halls."

Then on December 2, 2018, a pipe burst on the 7th floor of Clement Hall. They are saying the problem was caused by vandalism. Hmmmmmm. The building was without power. Seventh floor residents had to find another place to stay. "UT has released a statement saying all North Tower residents who do not live on the seventh floor may return to their rooms and stay there. However, there will not be power. Power may not be restored for a few days. Candles will not be permitted during this time."

UT has had problem maintaining buildings for quite a while. It seems in recent history they choose to tear down old building causing problems and re-build. Alas, managing a university is hard work.

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