Should Northrop be closed immediately?

Bill Gleason

The minutes from the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Committee on Finance and Planning meeting Jan. 19 reveal that according to the former College of Liberal Arts dean and present vice president of Scholarly and Cultural Affairs âÄî shortened to âÄúcultural czarâÄù âÄî âÄúThe University is very concerned about the fragility of the building. Northrop is egregiously out of compliance with code and life-safety requirements and code officials could close the building at any time.âÄù If that is actually the case, czar Steven Rosenstone, it seems the University has a moral obligation to immediately close Northrop in the interest of public safety. Why donâÄôt you do this? I also note that Rosenstone apparently has an office in Northrop. Perhaps we should all be concerned for his safety and the constant threat of danger under which he lives? Bill Gleason University alum and faculty