Letter to the Editor

Safety of old building is questioned

Saturday, February 25, 2006

To the editor:

I am a Southeast Missouri State University student, so I won't pick a side on the River Campus political issue. But why is the university sinking so much money into that crumbling old building? It is a cool looking landmark in a creepy sort of way, but how would you like to be in there if an earthquake hit? Isn't it too big for what the university needs? At a time when building codes are getting stricter, how can the university realistically say that the add-on stuff being put on those rickety walls is as safe as a new structure?