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I’m a Big Fan of Fans

Today someone said, “You know, the library even smells better these days!” I did not say, “Because the bathroom exhaust fans are working now!”

There really is no way in scholarly discourse to announce that certain corners within the Crucible of Higher Learning no longer have a rather distinct and unmistakable odor that gets worse as the day goes on. But to our joy, after nearly two decades, the bathroom exhaust fans have been repaired.

The library does indeed look better these days. Not only that, it smells better. It smells of fresh paint and lemon wax and sometimes a sandwich or two, and the only other fragrance is… nothing. Just clean air, like our future.

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