Several students at the University of Kentucky aren't having as smooth of a start to the school year as they would like, as they've been forced out of their apartments because electrical problems were discovered less than two weeks after they moved in, the Kentucky Kernel
The paper reports that the school's fire marshal was called to inspect the building after reports of lighting issues, and discovered that the insulation surrounding the complex's wiring was failing. The school then decided to move the 12 international students who were staying there into another apartment complex.
"I don't want to move, but I didn't have a choice," sophomore Yunjung Lee told the paper. "I had just gotten organized, and now I have to move again." She added that what was a two-minute walk to class has now morphed into 15 following the move.
A number of other schools have also been moving students into temporary housing arrangements. The Columbia Business Times
reports that for the third consecutive year, the University of Missouri has leased off-campus apartments to provide housing for roughly 600 students.