Leak of the week

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Yup, it’s still there. Photo - Brett Neilsen

Yup, it’s still there. Photo – Brett Neilsen

… Because shame leads to change.

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the crumbling infrastructure at the University of Regina, the Carillon proudly presents Leak of the Week, a new feature in which we bring you the vital stats on the different failing roofs around campus.

 

Location: Situated in the high-traffic hallway between the North Residence and the Education Building, the location of this leak was carefully chosen to discourage any potential students touring the residence buildings from ever setting foot on campus again.

 

Leaking: Yes.

 

Nickname(s): “Old Faithful”

 

Apparatus: What you see here is a highly sophisticated water collection system consisting of a tarp, hose, and rubber garbage can. Commonly nicknamed “catheters,” these elaborate systems combine the best in high-tech engineering with space-age materials. Patent pending.

 

Container Capacity: 20L “Brute” commercial garbage can.

 

Number of people working on it: 0

 

Mold/Mildew: Yes.

 

Age: 2+ years.

 

Current status: Shameful.

 

Has it been fixed yet: No.

 

Impact on students: While this leak does not directly inconvenience students, it does serve to remind them that the U of R can’t seem to keep their own house in order. The psychological damage can only be guessed at.

 

Student comment: “Wait, so they built two new skyscrapers while this roof was leaking, and now they have no money to maintain this crap-hole? Jesus…”

If you know of any leaks on campus, or other examples of failing infrastructure that the university should be ashamed of, please contact news@carillonregina.com.

1 comment

  1. AlumUR 26 September, 2015 at 15:04

    As an alumnus of U of R I applaud the efforts of the Carillon to rightly embarrass the administration for its glaring fiscal mismanagement.

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