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Campus maitenance service changes name to Velociti

As students return to campus, there are several changes they may notice. The student center is under construction and the dining hall has been remodeled. However, there is one subtle change that might go unnoticed: housekeeping on campus now dress in “Velociti” uniforms. What’s not clear is what exactly this means.  


When contacted for information, Velociti did not respond in time for this article..


Chris Hill, vice president of operations at Point Park, said in a statement to The Globe that that maintenance and cleaning procedures have not changed and that it is the same housing company with the same people as before. He said that the named changed because the previous company was bought out.


But is this a good thing? The only update to campus housekeeping seems to be their name. August Carter, a first-year student who lives on the fifth floor of Thayer, thinks that there are some areas in need of improvement. 


“In Thayer the bathroom upkeep is very poor,” Carter said. “There’s a shower stall that’s had a strobing light the entire time I’ve been here, and the drain is backed up.” 


Carter also noted that, despite their RE placing a work order for the bathroom over a week ago, nothing has changed. 


“They do keep up with changing the trash and maintaining the common area,” Carter said. “I haven’t seen a problem with that in Thayer or Academic Hall.” 


In Conestoga Hall, the situation is a little more obvious. In Conestoga, in the trash rooms on every floor, there are signs prompting students to bring cardboard recycling to the bin in the lobby. However, according to students, the bin is not emptied enough for the volume of cardboard recycling being produced by residents.  


One resident in Conestoga Hall, Shea Haslam, is particularly troubled by the “recycling situation”. 


“I’m not sure what is going on with the recycling situation in Conestoga, but I don’t like it,” Haslam said. “They tell us to take our cardboard down to the lobby, but when we do it just collects so much that it starts to stink up the place. Something needs to change as soon as possible.”


Maintaining all of the buildings on campus is a huge task, so it’s important to recognize that it may not be perfect. However, it’s important for students to have a clean environment in order to be able to get the most out of being on campus. So, will “Velociti” be more than just a name change? It’s unclear, but for any concerns involving housekeeping on campus, students and faculty can reach  them at [email protected] or call (412) 392-3871.

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