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NCCU Students Complain of Unsafe Dorm Conditions

Posted January 15, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— Some students at North Carolina Central University say they are forced to live in an unsafe and unhealthy environment on campus.

This weekend, the ceiling in a dorm bathroom collapsed. Another ceiling collapse, that occurred in October, has not been repaired.

Students say there is also a problem with broken windows, broken lights, roaches and rats.

Even the director of residential life at NCCU admits many buildings are in a crisis situation.

"A lot of the buildings, because of the years of not having money to keep them up as they should, we're in a situation where some of them are in [bad shape] right now," says Paul Goldblatt, residential life director.

The university hopes the recently passed education bond will provide the money to fix the problems.