May 24, 2022

Cornell University Addresses Fine Arts Library Complaints

From The Cornell Sun:

Under the normally quiet, illuminated bookcase of Mui Ho Fine Arts library, students frustrated with loud steps from librarians above sit in an imperfect silence –– something University representatives have now responded to.

In an email to The Sun, J. Meejin Yoon, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning replied to student concerns regarding the library’s disability access and general comfort.

“Each point raised is an opportunity to think through the design and function of the library and its overall mission,” Yoon said. “The building is fully ADA compliant, and time and use will allow us to explore options that ensure that the space is inclusive, welcoming, and inspiring to all.”

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See Also: Design Over People? New Fine Arts Library Critiqued For See-Through, Grated Floors (via Cornell Sun; November 2019)

See Also: ‘Light in All Senses’ Renovated Mui Ho Fine Arts Library Opens Its Doors In Rand Hall (via The Cornell Sun)

See Also: Additional Background (infoDOCKET Coverage from 2019)

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