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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 16. 1972

[Letter from Philip J. Tree]


I find the situation regarding lighting in the lectures theatres intolerable. AM the spotlights illuminating the board in LB1 and two of these in E006 are not functionary —Nor have they been since the beginning of the year. This makes the wording on the board however large it may be, almost illegible from the rear of the lecture theatre. After approaching a certain lecturer on this matter several weeks ago, he has since informed me that the excuse given by the powers that be is that the lecture theatre will have to be closed for twenty four hours, to enable repplacement to be made. I would like to ask two questions of the administration—Why wasn't this done during study week? Isn't the administration prepared to pay time and a half to electricians on Saturdays? It seems to me that they are making a weak excuse to try to explain away their inaction. Do we have to make a major issue out of every single minor thing before something is done about it? Surely it isn't too much to ask that a small matter like this be attended to promptly.

Philip J. Tree.