Dorm Clean-Up Ahead of Schedule

1 decade 3 years 6 months ago Saturday, September 30 2006 Sep 30, 2006 Saturday, September 30, 2006 5:07:42 PM CDT September 30, 2006 in News

"We've been here right at four weeks now,"

The hardest hit students would like to see things back to normal. One student says that changes are huge.

"Oh my God, it didn't look like the floor I was on. It just didn't look like anything like any of the floors here. It was so different," said Ruth-Alma Turkson-Ocran.

But there's hope for those the fire kicked out, clean-up crews are ahead of schedule and students on other floors have noticed.

"They seem to be real appreciative, and the university has been wonderful to work for," said Lonnie Beauchamp, demolition manager.

The team power-washed the outside of the dorm using a cleaner that's a lot like baking soda you might find in your refrigerator. Students say they're thinking positive, with a bit of skepticism.

"By the look of things, we're not going to get back by the end of the semester. We hope, but it doesn't look that way," said Turkson-Ocran.

Crews still haven't nailed down a return date for displaced students. Contractors will now bid on the construction phase of the project. Construction could take anywhere from eight to 10 weeks.

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