- The University of Louisville is shutting down its Miller Hall dorm due to the presence of mold in 80% of its rooms, telling the 270 freshmen who live there on Wednesday that they have until 6 p.m. Sunday to move everything out.
- Inspections found high levels of aspergillus and penicillium, which can pose a problem to people with allergies, asthma and upper respiratory problems if exposed to high levels in closed spaces, and the university says that other residence halls could also have a mold problem.
- The displaced residents are being moved, at no additional cost, to other residence halls, university-affiliated housing and hotels near campus, and the university has asked that students with parents or guardians in the area have been asked to move in with them.
From the article:
The University of Louisville is ordering 270 freshmen to pack up and move out in the middle of midterm exams after high levels of mold were found in their residence hall. The students were told Wednesday they won't be able to sleep in Miller Hall after tonight and have until 6 p.m. Sunday to remove all of their belongings. ...