This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
Forty-seven lights are again out on campus. Every BDAC building light on its south side which lights the benches is out, as well as 10 lights surrounding the Western Instructional Building, four lights in AJ parking lot and some throughout campus, reported USU Eastern officer Jeff Wood on Feb. 24.
He continued, “Officer [Cletis]Steele completed a light survey on Jan. 15, 2012 and most of these lights have already been noted to be out. I feel this is an issue that needs to be addressed, as the weather warms more people are going to be out after dark and safety is a concern at this time.
Brad King, vice chancellor for administration and advancement, wrote, “I don’t think there is any foul play involved, just an old lighting system. We will try hard to replace or repair those [lights] that go out when they are reported, and have asked for regular monthly reports in order to pro-actively reduce the number that are out at any one time.”
To keep the lights maintained, students are invited to report malfunctioning lights around campus to the facilities maintenance office or campus security.
Although the daylight hours are not as fleeting as they are in the midwinter months, campus residents make nocturnal journeys more often than are generally observed in local residential neighborhoods. Students who elect to venture across campus in the night are invited to carry a heavy flashlight and bring a large friend lest they happen upon a nut.