Bowling Green State University faculty and students are upset with the University's decision to demolish the Popular Culture House on campus. The house serves as the offices for professors in the Pop Culture Department at BGSU.
BGSU community members held a rally Monday in hopes of persuading the University to save the building. Professors and students are also upset because they say the school did not give them adequate notice of the planned demolition.
"Many faculty were blindsided by the move. People have had very little time to prepare. And the news broke last week, and already they want to tear it down as soon as next week," said BGSU Alum Erin Holmberg.
University officials have apologized for the late notice, but say the demolition is necessary because of the condition of the building and to make way for a new student health center on campus.
Still, protestors are hopeful they can change administrators' minds.
"We hope that it will not be torn down. We hope that folks will listen to the community both within northwest Ohio, and but also the community of alumni on a national level," said Dr. Matt Donahue, a professor in the Popular Culture Department.
Click here to view the BGSU Popular Culture House petition.
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