Spring has passed and summer season has arrived at HUFS. This year, the heat struck the campus earlier than expected, causing students feel stuffy. However, many HUFSans are spending hotter days than the students of any other schools because of the delayed running of the air-conditioners on campus. The Argus met with four HUFSans, ranging from the freshman to senior, to find out how students feel about the HUFS’ current cooling system.
Cheon Ji-hun, Dept. of English Linguistics ‘10
For the air-conditioning problem, there is a gap between the old buildings and the new ones in cooling systems. I usually take classes in the Humanities Building and the Social Science Building, so I feel unpleasant when I study there on hot summer days. Meanwhile, I have always been doubtful about the sanitary conditions. I think HUFS should confirm to all students that they periodically clean the air conditioning systems. There has not been any change in the cooling system since I was a freshman, so I hope they make some changes for the students.
Jung Da-bin, Dept. of Portuguese ‘14
The weather has become hotter these days. It is okay in the morning or in the evening, but it is like real summer in the daytime. At the moment, the cooling system is operating in the Cyber Building, but not in other buildings like the Humanities Building. So it is often hot during class. I hope the operating system can be turned on or off according to the room temperature, regardless of the date. It is unbearably hard to wait until June.
Lee Jun-beom, Dept. of Hungarian‘16
I am a Global Campus student and I think the cooling system is working well. I do not know if I am right because I am still in my second year, but I have not experienced any inconvenience regarding the cooling system in the school yet. However, I think there is a big difference in the cooling system for each building. Certainly the Liberal Arts Building seems to have a poor system as compared to any other buildings in the Global Campus. Also, the system of the Centennial Complex (Main Building) seems to be the coolest. I hope these differences will be narrowed down.
Lim Ji-eun, Dept. of English Literature and Culture ‘17
I felt hotter during this early summer. It was especially evident when I studied for the midterm in the library and had quite a hard time there. Everyone felt hot inside, but we could not turn on the air-conditioner. As it is poorly ventilated, the hot library without air-conditioning was a tough place to study for a long time. HUFS announced that they will turn on the air conditioning in June, but it is difficult for students to wait until then every summer. I think it would be better to hang a thermometer in each building so that the air-conditioning system can operate automatically once temperatures reach certain levels.
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