University should turn off the air conditioning

By Rory D. Nicholson

In Tuesday’s letters to the editor, Dan Schreiber observes the “many words and dollars spent on making this campus more green in general.” However, even now as I type this letter in Temple Buell Hall, cold air is being piped into the building.

How can a University that claims to be so committed to energy and environmental responsibility do something as foolish as air condition its buildings when temperatures hover above freezing?

Not only does this represent a dramatic failure in energy policies and practice but a reckless disregard for the health and welfare of the students and staff of this University.

When the choice becomes an issue between our health and freezing during class and studio time, something needs to change.


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Rory D. Nicholson

Graduate Student