We owe the U of O administration a pat on the back for listening to students’ concerns about modernizing our campus.
While the first day of school is now set to begin Sept. 13, students whose primary faculty buildings are affected by the construction will start their courses even later, at the end of September. This delay will result in classes continuing over the winter break, with exams taking place in early January.
The current projects, led by the U of O’s facilities team, are set to improve learning, teaching, and research at the university.
The CBC reported that the workers “sought shelter in a safe zone underground” until they were rescued by firefighters. Two of the workers are unharmed, while one suffered a minor hand injury.
“We’re thinking of just not showing up to classes for a few weeks from December to January. That should show them.”
The construction, however inconvenient, is necessary, and the university should be applauded for trying to improve our campus’ infrastructure.
Reportedly, factors that lead to the U of O’s demotion on the global stage include the total lack of culturally appropriated yoga, hummus-free cafeterias, and Iced Capps at the campus Tim Horton’s.
Students returning to school this September will be welcomed by a familiar sight—campus construction. And this time, some of it is here to stay for an extended period.