Rowan, contractor at odds over presence of mold in campus housing

    Like many, Rowan University felt the impact of Hurricane Irene.

    So when mold problem cropped up in the campus townhouses, the university hired a contractor to investigate.

    Environmental/health investigator Edward Knorr pinpointed the problem and made recommendations. From there, his account of what’s followed differs greatly from the university’s story.

    The Gloucester County Times has a feature story today detailing several months’ worth of back-and-forth between both sides. Knorr says Rowan ignored his recommendations and banned him from campus. Rowan says the university followed policy and brought in a separate contractor to address the issue, hitting a sour note with Knorr.

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    In the middle of it all, an epidemiologist has stepped in to determine whether students are in any real danger.

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