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Ella Ruehsen

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The provided bedside table in college resident halls are typically filled with memorabilia and knick-knacks, in Slade Hall students bring only the essentials with them.

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February 24, 2021
A common room inside of Slade Hall sits empty with a few empty cups and plates littering the tables Feb. 11.

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February 24, 2021
An empty Slade Hall bedroom on the second floor of the dormitory has a window that looks out to South Prospect Street Feb. 11.

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February 24, 2021
Food waste and containers pile up in recycling and trash bins inside the Slade Hall kitchen. Trash pick-ups were not coordinated regularly causing an overflow in the bins.

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February 24, 2021
A van used to transport COVID positive students is parked outside of Slade Hall.

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February 24, 2021
Decals in the women’s bathroom instruct students to use the provided wipes to wipe down the sink counter after every use inside of Jeanne Mance.

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February 24, 2021
Paper Towels overflow in the women’s bathroom Feb. 11.

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February 24, 2021
A room key for a Slade Hall dorm room sits on top of a folder with a contract students in Slade must sign when they first arrive as well as an information packet on how to contact Slade hall staff and when mealtime drop-offs occur.

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February 24, 2021
An empty hallway on the second floor of Slade Hall shows no sign of the students who are quarantining behind the doors.

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February 24, 2021
The Slade Hall kitchen is stocked with a variety of snacks and foods for students to eat while they are in quarantine.

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February 24, 2021
 Packaged meals are left at the door of Slade Hall for quarantining students to come pick up. The meals for breakfast and lunch were the same every day consisting of melon slices, a bagel, a granola bar and a Chobani yogurt cup for breakfast and a sandwich with a bag of chips for lunch.

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February 24, 2021
A common room inside of Slade Hall is empty Feb. 11. This is one of two common areas that students can use inside of Slade Hall.

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February 24, 2021
When students arrive at Jeanne Mance they are presented with two options, to quarantine alone or to quarantine with their roommate, if their roommate was contact traced.

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February 24, 2021
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