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The leak in the storage room behind Phillips Audi­torium in Knorr damaged some inex­pensive equipment, said Patrick Char­trand, ITS network systems manager. Water seeped under the wall and into the training room next door, releasing a stench that carried into the career ser­vices office.

Chief Admin­is­trative Officer Rich Péwé praised Hillsdale College’s main­te­nance, who replaced the line and cleaned up the mess.

Char­trand said water ruined the items in the storage room not ele­vated on pallets.

“These items were recycled, but they were few and not costly,” Char­trand said.

Content in the training room next door was removed and placed into tem­porary storage while the college replaced the carpet and dried the space with fans. Taking advantage of clear space, Hillsdale also replaced the ceiling and lights and gave the room a new layer of paint.

“While it’s not very con­ve­nient right now, in the end, the space will be much nicer to work in,” Char­trand said.