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    Cow Path Fences?

    I saw a story about this in the on-line Daily. I take this to mean the administration has put up snow fence or some similar obstruction to keep students from walking on the grass. After 150 years you'd think the foot traffic pattern would be established and sidewalks would be in place. Is this really a big deal or just a slow news day?


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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    It is Iowa, it is ALWAYS a slow news day.


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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    Quote Originally Posted by BenEClone View Post
    I saw a story about this in the on-line Daily. I take this to mean the administration has put up snow fence or some similar obstruction to keep students from walking on the grass. After 150 years you'd think the foot traffic pattern would be established and sidewalks would be in place. Is this really a big deal or just a slow news day?
    Wondered about this too... it's been the front page story in two straight days. I think the bigger problem that they're trying to raise is the disconnect between the administration and the students, with the fence issue only one of the examples.


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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    It has been a topic of discussion for a while now, but you can't put sidewalks all the way across central campus, students are apt to take short cuts, particularly when going from say the library to Gerdin nowadays.



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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    Those fences were up when I was in school... not sure what the big deal is.



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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    It's not really a problem... some people just always need something to complain about.



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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    Those fences were up when I was in school... not sure what the big deal is.
    And your 25? I'm 36, and fences were up in spots around central campus.

    Come on, anybody older? When did the cowpath fence crisis begin?



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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    We had a thread about this not to long ago. The general consensus was, who cares, they put up small fences to guide people to not use the same paths time and time again so the grass can regrow.



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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    We had a thread about this not to long ago. The general consensus was, who cares, they put up small fences to guide people to not use the same paths time and time again so the grass can regrow.
    Killjoy.



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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    I'm 43 and they were there when I started. People complained about them then too. Funny how nothing is ever really new, eh?


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    Re: Cow Path Fences?

    I might be out of the loop on this but I thought I heard they were putting up permanent fences in the main lawn of central campus? If that is the case, not a fan of ruining what is one of the best looking central campuses in the country-one that we got an award for BTW. I haven't actually been on campus since the Towers implosion and even then a lot had changed.


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