Wayne State Struggles with Poor Building Conditions

Students and faculty suffers from University’s poor facility

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State Hall is located in the heart of Wayne State University’s main campus; where many undergraduate’s students attend basic classes like History, English and Math.

Lately, the general education building, causes University’s students and faculty to become outraged at the poor building conditions.

A simple walk to class may requires students to shield themselves from ceiling tiles falling to avoid a strike to the head. In fact, many ceiling tiles are missing on every floor throughout the building.

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State hall ceiling tile on second floor. SOURCE: Tisha Long September 27, 2019

Multiple elevators down have also become a part of the problem in State Hall. For months, the elevators have caused disabled students complications with getting to classes on top floors.

However, falling ceiling tile and out of order elevators, isn’t the only thing in poor condition at State Hall. Women restrooms are in the worst conditions than ever before.

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State Hall women’s bathroom on first floor SOURCE: Tisha Long September 27, 2019

Girls struggle to have a clean and properly working bathroom stall. In most cases, the bathrooms are missing soap, paper towel and even tissue. Graffiti covers the walls in most stalls on the first floor.

The condition of state hall is unimaginable but what really concern students and faculty are the roaches being found around the building. Recently, students have spotted them on the floors, bathrooms sink and on top of toilets.

Graduate student, Kristine Moore says, the bathroom across from her Neuroscience class is never clean.

Kristine worries about the conditions getting worse and wonders what the school is doing to solve the issues.

According to Karen Reeves, a custodian of eleven years at Wayne State says, “I have to be honest with you, I can’t count how many roaches I’ve seen because I’ve seen so many. I hurry to clean the bathroom up and get out.”

Ms. Reeves also says, she encourages students to avoid stepping on the bugs so they won’t carry them home on their shoes.

Pictures of State Halls facility conditions has been emailed to Building Coordinator, LaNita Stewart and Facilities Operations and Maintenance Director, Steven Pecic.

Steven Pecic replied by stating, “What you’ve shared is not what we strive for. I’ll get in contact with the building coordinator. In the meantime, I’ll have staff address the issues you’ve identified.”

Although, our Building Coordinator of the year, LaNita Stewart was included in the emails, there was still no response.

Currently, Wayne State is in the process of demolishing and remodeling many buildings around campus. The University recently added more restaurants, new apartment buildings and updated the Student center. Students hope that State Hall will be soon on the list.

 

 

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