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October 2010

October 18, 2010

Just a couple of quick notes this week:

You may notice a significant uptick in noise and work inside of Hutchins and Legal Research today (Monday, October 18) and tomorrow (Tuesday, October 19). While we are on Fall recess, we've given the contractors the green light to handle a few noisier but necessary tasks.

On Tuesday, October 19, from 7am-11am, the water on the south side of Hutchins Hall (including the faculty lounge) will be turned off for repairs. Signs will be posted on the out-of-service restrooms. Legal Research restrooms will not be affected by this closure.

Michele Frasier Wing 

—Michele Frasier Wing, '98, Director of Finance and Planning

 

October 7, 2010

Last week’s issue of the Res Gestae included several photos of the Aikens Commons construction site, taken from inside the site during an unauthorized visit. You might not think much of this—after all, the photo captions were written with a light touch, and there is natural curiosity within our community about the progress behind the wall. But the incident underscores serious concerns about trespassing and its consequences, of which you need to be aware.

Our general contractor, Walbridge Aldinger, has possession of the building in the areas under construction. That means they control it, grant access to it, and hold the liability on the site. The construction areas are not public, and unauthorized entry is trespassing against the contractor. The contractor takes the position that they will prosecute to the full extent of the law anyone who engages in trespassing or vandalizing any of their sites. In other words, enforcement is not within the control of the Law School itself, and may result in criminal prosecution. Because construction zones are potentially dangerous areas, everyone involved with this project is focused on the safety of construction workers, which can be jeopardized by unauthorized entry.

Please be aware of the safety and legal ramifications, and help us keep the Law School’s construction areas safe for our entire community and those who work on the sites each day.

Michele Frasier Wing 

—Michele Frasier Wing, '98, Director of Finance and Planning

 

October 6, 2010

Just one quick but major announcement today: On Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9, both the Monroe Street entrance to the library and the loading dock will be closed, so that the hydrolift used to put up the façade on the stacks building can be removed. This work requires a crane on the sidewalk and room to disassemble the platforms. Disabled access into Hutchins Hall will be available from the quad, and signs will be posted to direct people to open entryways. Please remember not to exit the Reading Room on the Monroe Street side.

Michele Frasier Wing 

—Michele Frasier Wing, '98, Director of Finance and Planning

 

 

 
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