It’s been a soggy walk to class for many Oklahoma college students this summer. In some areas, it’s rained nearly every day since classes started leading to sodden papers, muddy flip-flops and washed-out sidewalks.
At Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, the heavy rains have caused up to $100,000 in damages. While classes haven’t been interrupted, a retaining wall near the tennis courts collapsed, and Upward Bound offices, the Commuter Lounge and some basements flooded so the flooring must be replaced.
I asked OSU Interim President Marlene Strathe last week how the Stillwater campus landscape is fairing.
She said it’s a challenge just keeping the grass mowed, and some areas of campus are starting to get overgrown, along with water collecting in low-lying areas.
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