Jack Morrissey and Alex Luxenburg started renting out a house two years ago for the close proximity to school. The one story brick home is right across from Lindner Hall. What they didn’t know then is that they would soon be hearing the noise that they hear now.
“It sucks. I get woken up every morning by the sound of a jack hammer breaking,” Morrissey said.
When we first talked to Alex it was quite, but then a jackhammer started up and his words were lost in metal hitting metal.
“The vibration is the worst part of the whole construction,” Alex said.
So he decided to put an end to it by e-mailing President Lambert. Within the hour Lambert replied with Smith Jackson attached. That afternoon Dean Jackson and Jana Lynn Patterson knocked on their door.
“We all try to be responsive,” she said. “We just try not to let things fester too much. If there is a problem there is a problem.”
The four of them discussed the idea of a building a bridge to keep students off the lawn, but the main issue was the noise. Then both deans offered them the keys to an apartment the university recently purchased across from the Acorn Inn.
“I am not going to move all my stuff over there,” Alex said. “If I want to sleep for a night, and sleep past nine o’clock without being woken up then I will probably use it.”