At 8:33 a.m. today, students received a Kenyon News Digest “Campus Progress Update” on the state of construction on campus. According to the email, work begins on March 5th to prepare Ransom Lawn and the Watson Hall area for four “modular units”: temporary study spaces while Olin is violently wiped off of the face of the earth. The email states, “The modular units will begin arriving the week of March 21,” which sounds like an impending alien invasion to the Thrill staff. There are several different pods that the Nordic Aliens (sometimes called “Space Brothers”) could beam down onto Ransom Lawn, and we can only hope for the best.
Just in case anyone wants to know what our options are, The Thrill found some modular pods to ground Kenyon’s expectations.
But the new homes will be complete soon after the foundation has hardened, thanks to the modular approach. The housing units are already built and are sitting in a Kamloops factory, waiting to be shipped to Burnaby on April 20, Rao said.