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Rodin Renovation

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Many Rodin residents have experienced facilities problems over the past few years. These problems included various infestations of pests in the House and a significant increase of pest reports this fall. Residents who reported these problems were often told that pests could continue to come in due to holes in the walls. Many of us on Rodin House Council have experienced these issues ourselves and have received feedback about them from surveys distributed to residents. We take pride in our homes here, and we were thrilled to hear that Rodin was scheduled for a much-needed facilities overhaul this summer. The announcement in the fall indicated that the project would include deep cleaning every apartment, pulling out every fridge and stove, cleaning up years of debris, and patching any holes allowing entry of pests. When we heard that the budget for this project had been diverted to other projects that were not Health & Safety oriented, we were frustrated that the University was not planning to honor its commitment. We are also concerned by the fact that we will have to continue to deal with the pest problems in the coming year. The current conditions, if left unchanged, pose health risks for residents. We feel that this project needs to take place this summer as originally promised. We feel that the University needs to demonstrate a continued commitment to making on-campus housing a safe and comfortable place to live by proceeding with this project as planned.


Rodin House Council


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