collapse http://kbia.org en 2008 report recommended demolition of University Village apartments http://kbia.org/post/2008-report-recommended-demolition-university-village-apartments <p></p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kbia/files/ResLife_Master_Plan_2008.pdf" target="_blank">A draft of a master plan in 2008</a> by MU’s department of residential life recommended vacating and demolishing the University Village apartment complex by 2011, citing various “building shell deficiencies.”</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The plan says that all but the more recently remodeled 702 and 703 buildings had sustained “significant structural damage and deterioration.” Along with other problems such as leaky roofs, settling, and termite damage, the plan also specifically calls out “deteriorating metal decks” as a “public safety hazard.” Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:25:32 +0000 Miranda Metheny 49173 at http://kbia.org 2008 report recommended demolition of University Village apartments University Village tenants allowed to break leases http://kbia.org/post/university-village-tenants-allowed-break-leases <p></p><p>All residents in the University Village apartment complex have been given new options regarding their leases in light of the balcony walkway collapse last Saturday.&nbsp; Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:27:08 +0000 Miranda Metheny 48928 at http://kbia.org University Village tenants allowed to break leases Retailers split on reform after Bangladesh factory collapse http://kbia.org/post/retailers-split-reform-after-bangladesh-factory-collapse <p>The collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that killed more than a thousand workers caused a flurry of outrage and widespread calls for sweatshop reforms. But so did the fire four months earlier that killed more than a hundred workers at another Bangladesh garment factory.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 23:34:21 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 34620 at http://kbia.org Retailers split on reform after Bangladesh factory collapse