The Student Recreation Center will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon on Wednesday because of a problem with its water pipes.
""We were just told it's some work they had to do on some of the piping in the expansion that's connected to the existing building,"" said Juliette Moore, director of Campus Recreation.
According to Moore, there are problems with a particular water pipe that was installed as part of the Rec Center expansion, and in order to make the necessary repairs, all of the water in the center must be shut off.
""We think it's important for us to (close the Rec Center) for health and safety and sanitation,"" Moore said. ""It's better for us because there wouldn't be any use of the toilets, water fountains or any water.""
Moore said this repair is something that must be done, otherwise the gym would not be closed.
""I think that those that get up in the morning so they miss the nighttime traffic will be pissed that the Rec Center is going to close,"" said Hannah Read, a retail and consumer sciences freshman.
Other students sympathized with the Rec Center's needs.
""I think it's better that they fix whatever problem (there is), because it must be important,"" said pre-nursing sophomore Stacey Davis. ""People can go work out elsewhere for one day.""
— Alexandra Newman