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Mold, rodents and insects: Virginia Wesleyan students disgusted with issues in dorms

Mold, rodents and insects: Virginia Wesleyan students disgusted with issues in dorms


NOW TO A STORY YOU WILL ONLY SEE ON 10 — STUDENTS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER CONDITIONS AT VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY DORMS. (LAURA) PICTURES EXPOSED PROBLEMS WITH RATS, ROACHES, AND MOLD. THEY SHARED THEIR CONCERNS WITH 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S TAMARA SCOTT. TAMARA, SOME PRETTY UNNERVING PICTURES. (TAMARA) OH YEAH ABSOLUTELY, THESE KIDS ARE DEALING WITH RODENTS AND INSECTS AND ,MOLD GROWING IN THEIR WALLS AND VENTS. SO JUST SO YOU KNOW THESE PICTURES ARE RATHER UNPLEASANT. (TAMARA) OH YEAH ABSOLUTELY, THESE KIDS ARE DEALING WITH RODENTS AND INSECTS AND ,MOLD GROWING IN THEIR WALLS AND VENTS. SO JUST SO YOU KNOW THESE PICTURES ARE RATHER UNPLEASANT. BUT THESE STUDENTS SAY THEY LOOK AT IT AND LIVE IN IT EVERYDAY, THEY ARE READY FOR SOMETHING TO CHANGE, AND OF COURSE THEY’VE TAKEN TO SOCIAL MEDIA. (TAMARA SCOTT) (PICS OF DEAD RAT!) “SOME PEOPLE HAVE MOLD, SOME PEOPLE THEIR AIR OR HEAT DOESN’T WORK, I’VE SEEN PICTURES OF PEOPLE HAVING RATS IN THEIR ROOM ON THE LITTLE TRAPS.” ROOMMATES AT VIRGINIA WESLEYA UNIVERSITY – BUT SAY THEIR LIVING COMPARTENTS DON’T MATCH WHAT WAS PROMISED FROM THEIR PRIVATE EDUCATION “IT IS VERY DISGUSTING THAT WE ARE PAYING WE CAN’T EVEN LIVE SOMEWHERE THAT HAS GOOD QUALITY AIR.” THEY FEAR THE GROWING MOLD ON THEIR DOORWAYS AND AIR VENTS WILL MAKE THEM SICK “PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN SICK CAUSE OF THE MOLD AND SOME STUDENTS ARE SO UPSET THEY’VE TAKEN TO SOCIAL TO -IN THEIR WORDS- EXPOSE WHAT IS GOING ON. “THIS NEW INSTAGRAM PAGE THAT LIKE EXSPOSES ALL OF THESE PROBLEMS THERE IS LIKE MOLD IN THE BEHIND THE INSTAGRAM PAGE, THEY WANTED TO STAY ANONYMOUS – BUT SAYS THEY HAVE A GOOD REASON FOR TAKING IT THIS FAR. “IF PEOPLE ACTUALLY SAW WHAT WAS GOING ON, IF PEOPLE SAW THE CONDITIONS WE LIVED IN IT COULD SPARK SOMETHING, SPARK SOME SORT OF CHANGE, SOME SORT OF ACTION AND THAT IS ALL WE WANT FROM ADMINSTRATION IS TO HELP US.” IN A STATEMENT FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS KEITH MOORE THEY SAY THEY ARE AWARE OF THE CONDITIONS AND ARE BEING PROACTIVE ABOUT REMEDIATING THOSE CONCERNS. (TAMARA) IN THAT SAME STATEMENT

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