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VENTILATION AGAIN.

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We have heard of a certain student who fell asleep three distinct times during one lecture the other day. We supposed at once that it must have been the result of close confinement in an ill-ventilated room; and, though we have found out since that such was not the case, the incident, nevertheless, served to recall the matter of classroom ventilation. We may as well be specific, too, for there have been at least two strenuous complaints on that subject within the last few days.

The first of these was from Economics 9 which is being conducted in New Lecture Hall. Men on the outskirts of the audience, being fairly well in the open, have not had cause to complain; but men in the lower seats nearer the centre of the room have found the air stuffy and disagreeable.

The other complaint came from the instructor in Economics 8, given in Sever 11, where the air became so oppressive that all the windows were thrown open and the men asked to move about the room in hopes of getting some relief, while the lecture was interrupted for a few minutes.

Until a few weeks ago there had been a great deal of complaint about the bad ventilation of Appleton Chapel, particularly on Sunday; but the evil has been removed by the simple expedient of starting the ventilating fans a little early, so that the air is fresh when the audience enters, while the fans are called upon only to keep it fresh as fast as consumed. We should suggest that a similar remedy be called into action in other halls, so that we may have a happy medium between a sleepy stuffiness and a chilly draft.

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