September 1, 1978
Carried out in the summer, Sanders Chemistry Building’s $100,000 renovation program was completed. Firewalls and exits, safety showers and a handicap ramp were all added. Changes were also made to the ventilation system and the storage space for flammable compounds.
Some students and professors remained concerned that the building was still not fireproof. Professor of Chemistry Curt Beck explained, “the large problem is that the innards of the building—the floor, and the stairs—are wood” and thus combustible. The renovations focused on making the building “people-safe,” not “building-safe.” The Miscellany News