Wien Not Breathing Easy

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Bwog’s Airborne Contaminants Team has finally confirmed, after days of close analysis, that the sign posted on the Wien bulletin board earlier this week does indeed contain the word “asbestos.” We’re all gonna die!

Well, maybe only those of us who like to hang out anywhere that smells of the good ol’ John Jay garbage chute. Though the sign says that floors 3-9 will be affected, close inspection of another sign (with much smaller print) reveals that construction on floors 3-8 will be limited to trash rooms, where some asbestos-laden pipe insulation will be replaced.

On floor 9, residents might be a little freaked by the plastic covering the carpet from the staircase to the south end of the hallway. The construction crew, which is set to start work tomorrow, will be removing “350 feet of vinyl asbestos tile” from rooms 938 and 940.

You may be coming home to a freshly “inspected” room,  but just think – it could be worse. Instead of stealing your alcohol, Columbia could have stolen your dearly loved asbestos tile floor. Never leave your valuables behind, kids. 

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  1. Surfin' UWS

    Who would have thought that such a haven of luxury and comfort would carry asbestos within its paper-thin walls?

  2. would love it  

    if Housing and Facilities staff, as part of a bonding-retreat or training workshop (or whatever), were made to live in Columbia dorms for a weekend or a week. Joyce Jackson gets her own UAH apartment (normally shared by 3 GSers or Grad Students).

  3. hey

    does that mean that every room in wien is full of asbestos?

    We should try to set fire on the floor then as a test! fun!

  4. Question:  

    What's up with EC's laundry room? And does Wein's laundry room normally take only quarters?

  5. eye witness

    i was there today when my room in schapiro got "inspected." some guy with a clip board had one of his facilities minions unlocking people's doors and making sure you had the right number of beds and desks in your room and checking to see if they were wood or metal. i'm happy to report no alcohol stealing was involved!

  6. wow

    i've said it a thousand times, i'll say it a thousand times more:

    wien sucks.

  7. hmm  

    hmm isn't asbestos a carcinogen..? Why isn't anyone mentioning that?

  8. You sir  

    fail at being a dick. Good for you, I guess.

    • And You Sir

      Are using antiquated language to make yourself seem intelligent and of a higher status. Pistols at dawn, sir? Forthwith!

      You don't think it's a little bit silly to need to mention the carcinogenic qualities of asbestos in a Bwog post or commentary? Honestly, I wouldn't need to be a dick of people wouldn't need to point out the obvious. I don't care if I succeeded at being a dick, a troll, whatever you wish to call me; all I cared about was making sure you realized your blatantly obvious point was poked fun at a bit.

  9. Why

    is asbestos awesome?

    Its the as-BEST-ist!

  10. Anonymous

    I know a good Mesothelioma lawyer

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