On Thursday, UMass Boston Chancellor Michael Collins updated the university community via email on the state of UMB's crumbling garage:
"I am writing to share a development regarding the original parking garage. Last night, several sections of pipe fell from the ceiling of the Lower Level. Thankfully, no one was injured, and since we had closed the garages on July 19, no vehicles were struck by the debris."
It is frightening that this happened less than a month after the garage's Big Dig inspired closing. Almost equally discomforting is the statement's ambiguity. Is Chancellor Collins bragging that no vehicle has been damaged since July 19? Or did he mean, 'because the garage has been clossed since July 19, the debris struck no vehicles'?
In all seriousness, I have serious doubts that UMass Boston will exist in ten years. Yesterday, my target graduation date was 4 semesters from now; today, I just want to graduate before my school is condemned!
Context: "Survivor: UMass Boston Garage Edition" July 21, 2006