I appreciate Emily’s response (http://bit.ly/3inYm) to my letter in the Daily Illini (http://bit.ly/1uZudn) , but I’d love to know— what vested interest does she have in defending Housing’s utterly pitiful response to Thursday’s flood?
She’s not a housing resident (as she mentioned in her letter) and lives in a house. Frank can in no way compare her situation to our situation at Allen. Living in a house means that the resident is responsible for most maintenance issues. Living in University Housing means that the University is responsible for all maintenance issues.
In her letter, Frank noted that “At the beginning of his letter, Max claims that there was no effort what so ever made by the maintenance staff, but later on states that teams of county workers came and dried up the standing water.” She has it completely wrong.
Yes, “housing workers” came from all over “Champaign county” (in the words of one assistant director of housing). But this didn’t happen until 2 or more hours after the flood hit. Much of the damage was already done. Before she writes a response, Frank might consider reading my letter in its entirety.
Is Frank an employee of University Housing? Is one of her parents? Was she paid by University Housing to write this response?
Why didn’t University Housing submit a response of what went wrong in its own words?