After the construction of East Campus, Charles Gwathmey, the project’s chief architect, called it “the worst-constructed building we’ve ever seen come out of our office.” In just the first month of the semester, residents in East Campus have been plagued by a slew of facilities issues, including mold infestations, erroneous fire alarms, and a lack of usable stoves. As it turns out, however, EC’s recent problems are not a novel phenomenon. Today’s issues in East Campus parallel hundreds of reports of poor standards of living from when the building was first erected. After its construction in 1979, Charles Gwathmey, the architect whose firm built East Campus, called it “the worst-constructed building we’ve ever seen come out of our office,” and for good reason. Before and since Spectator’s 1983 exposé “East Campus: The dream dorm in decay,” students have complained about the administration’s apparent lethargy towards fixing EC’s original structural problems: piping, leakage, and electrical issues. Despite the similarities between EC past and current problems, a Facilities spokesperson denied that EC’s current woes are caused by the same issues as those in the past, eve...