The hills of the Norwich University campus, spanning from the centennial stairs of Jackman Hall to the stairs of the Sullivan museum, have students hiking across campus to get to classes every day.
Now imagine what happens when you break a leg or twist an ankle. When a student is hurt the trek becomes arduous and tiring – in fact many students would rather stay in bed then climb up and down steps on crutches.
The handicap amenities at Norwich have long been debated. Many of the buildings on campus were built as early as the 1800s, and are grandfathered to a lower standard of building codes, which would not meet today’s stringent requirements. [Read more...]