Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gelman: Open Your Windows

Today was the most gorgeous day Washington, D.C. has seen in quite a while. The sun was plentiful, and the temperature may have even reached 60 degrees.

Yet, at 7:00 p.m., Gelman Library feels like a sauna. On second thought, Gelman is always this hot. Whether it's 10 or 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside this miserable place of study is not conducive for working. 

This problem could be solved quite easily: by allowing us to open the windows. I presume the windows are sealed as a safety precaution. That's fair enough. But why not put hinges on the windows that allow them to open a little bit?

If the university has no qualms about shelling out $88,000 for the inaugural float, they should be willing to spare a few bucks for a project that would make it easier for students to study. Right?