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Mold problems force university to get creative

October 27, 2011
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ST. MARY''S CITY, MD — The discovery of a mold infestation in two St. Mary''s College of Maryland dorms has moved nearly 350 students off campus, according to WUSA-TV.

The school relocated the majority of students to three different hotels, one of which was located more than 20 miles from campus, giving those students relocated to that hotel around a 40-minute commute, the article stated.

According to the article, an alumnus of the school suggested the administration look to one of the school''s biggest assets, the water.

The alumni had found a cruise ship for sale and suggested it be rented out for displaced students, the article noted.

"It started out as a lark and got more realistic as we moved on," said Joe Urgo, president of St. Mary''s College.

"When they told me it wasn''t going to cost any more than the hotels, that sort of sealed the deal for us," Urgo added.

The cruise ship, "Sea Voyager," will dock at Historic St. Mary''s City on Friday, and it will be home to 250 students for the rest of the semester, the article added.

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