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To the Editor: Living in the former graduate towers has become equivalent to living in a construction site. Ever since students moved in in September, construction workers have been going up and down the outer walls, drilling by people's windows. This ordeal entails massive vibrations accompanied by a deafening noise similar to having a dentist drill in your teeth. I understand that the housing office wants to improve conditions for all students on campus, but I don't appreciate the fact that no one tells us what's going on -- why this work is being done, when and where drilling will happen and when everything will stop. After all, the towers are not inhabited by people with 9 to 5 jobs, but rather by students who have midterms and interviews, who often cram late for exams and who need to take an occasional afternoon nap. None of us had been warned that a good part of our semester would be disrupted in such a manner, and I believe we deserve an explanation and a reduction in rent for having this construction work forced onto us.

Lisa Kostova College/Wharton '01

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