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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 6, 1972)
. . . and what's being clone about it
The problems came to a head when
U N L Housing Operations
Coordinator Dick Strait (above
right) met with the dorm residents.
The students listened to Strait's
proposals (right) and then began
listing their complaints and
by John Russnogle
Urinals still s til nd in the women's
i est moms. Toothpaste fieees solid
overnight in wmtoi. Rain seeps in through
windows mistakenly built flush with the
outside wall instead of tecessed, Windows
in the men's lestiooms have been bioken
and not leplaced foi over a yeai . As a
lesult. "a lot of (joys aie fieeing."
An adnnnistiatoi has labeled the
pioblems "relatively simple, but
uniecognied and unattended."
The plat e is Bun F edde dormitory
complex on F: a s t Campus; the
administi atoi is Dick Stiait, cooidinalot
of UNL Housing Opeiations.
Altei seveial yeais of fiustiation,
letti.'i wilting and noncommittal icphes,
the situation came to a bead this fall
when Last Campus doim lesidents invited
Stiait to discuss the pioblems. They met
Sept. ?6th in Bun Hall lounge.
"We might as well stait this meeting
off friendly," Strait began, but the
students weie not set for a social tea.
Stiait said he thought them had been a
senous communication gap belween East
Campus doimitoiy students and the
Housing Office. The response Fie received
that night seemed to indicate tin; gap was
quite a bit widei than he imagined.
Stiait admitted he was heating about
most of tin; pioblems foi the fiist lime.
He said he "couldn't aigue the fact that
the repaus should have' been made a long
time ago." Tiie failuie to make the repairs
Stiait attributed to human ei roi and not
Students told Stiait they even would
piovide the woik force foi some lepaus if
it would get repairs done faster.
Stiait was leluctant to accept the
offer, saying then.' probably would be a
conflict with the University Job Pool if
the studenls did the woik themselves.
The Housing Office was aware of some
of tin; problems and Strait was able to
tepoi t some pi ogiess.
According to Stiait, no one knows
how to operate the heating contiols in
the East Campus doims. Jut be told the'
students that new contiols, like the ones
in all City Campus doi mi lor ies would bo
installed by November. Also, many
bioken windows now have been icplaeed.
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Most of the pioblems with the
doimitories stem from "building tho
dormitories to hold a maximum number
of students for minimum cost," accoiding
to Strait. In some cases doois, which are
supposed to act as a substructure support
for the wall, aie actually being held up by
Stiait said the Housing Office has a
stereotype of East Campus students, but
quickly added it was a "positive
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