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EDITORIAL: And Then They Burst

In response to the burst pipes in Rockefeller Hall in the first week of the semester — a result of deferred maintenance — The Sun published an editorial on Jan. 31 in which we left our readers with the message, “Tomorrow will be another cold day in Ithaca. Who knows which pipes will burst?”

That very day, at 1 p.m., we received our answer: the pipes of Low Rise 6. All this is not to say “we told you so” — though we did tell you so — but rather to reemphasize that too often, calls to fix Cornell’s most basic facilities remain lost in the laundry list of measures the University plans to take to improve student life. This is especially the case when it comes to the Low Rises.