Slabs and rods replace empty lot

Mia Estrada mestrada@foghornnews.com Construction for the General Academic and Music Building Phase 2 project has been well on its way, with a few unexpected delays. Electrical infrastructure issues were traced back to where the old English building used to be, which led to workers rerouting the infrastructure. “There were unforeseen underground conditions with piping for stormwater sanitary sewers, and electrical IT infrastructure,” said Michael Armbruster, project manager of Bartlett Cocke & Beecroft. English Professor Veronica Pantoja is excited for the building, especially because employees were asked to look at designs and give requests. “It sounds beautiful, especially for the indoor/outdoor…

Faculty finds fire system alarming

Brittany Claramunt @BrittClaramunt bclaramunt@foghornnews.com Faculty and students in the Venters Building may have seen a security guard monitoring the building recently and wondered why. It’s because for several weeks, the fire alarm system has been offline. According to Robert Duffie, director of Physical Facilities, the fire alarm system is still functioning, but it is not being monitored by the monitoring company. “It is an older 1980s system for which parts are no longer available,” Duffie said. Other parts have been used to keep the system functional temporarily, Duffie said. Because the system cannot be maintained with original parts from the…

$7 fee helps fund wealth of activites

Warren Joshua Maxwell wmaxwell@foghornnews.com When registering for classes, some students may notice they pay a $7 student service fee each semester. What they may not know is what that fee covers. The student service fee not only covers SGA and campus events but also student services such as tutoring, counseling, taking the bus for free and paying to use the technology labs. “ It was surprise to nursing major Joy Williams. “Wow, that’s amazing. I didn’t know it paid for all of that,” Williams said. The fee covers student events such as student raffles, guest speakers, registration rallies and other…