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Walker Needs Much Better Lighting

Walker Needs Much Better Lighting

In his response the column in The Tech by Elaine Wan '01, Richard J. Barblace '97 ["Lighting already good," April 17] derides the original column without recognizing the scope of the problem. Although lighting is generally adequate in most areas on Campus, any student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science who has taken an evening exam in Walker Memorial is aware of the unfortunate state of affairs there.

Not only is the lighting in Walker grossly insufficient, causing unnecessary strain to eyes, the positioning of the lights is such that your shadow projects up on the desk in front of you. This is extremely annoying and distracting. Now that this problem has been brought to light, I hope that the administration will take measures which will remedy it. Considering the number of evening exams held in Walker, it is clear that this issue deserves to be addressed.

Gaurav Tewari '00