Asbestos on Campus

By Julie Selby & Melinda Stephan Renovations at Kent State warrant attention to the cancer-causing mineral that may be hidden in some of these buildings: asbestos. Changes are everywhere on Kent’s campus this semester: out with the old and in with the new.  There are many older buildings being given a face lift or, in the case of Van Deusen and the Art Annex, a complete remodel.  According to KSU’s Description of Current Projects, some are being demolished, renovated or retrofitted with newer heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) systems to meet energy goals.    What students casually walking by some of these old buildings may not realize is that many

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