Gary Crisp, Housekeeper at UMD College Park Calvert Hall, South Hill Community

Gary Crisp, Housekeeper at University of Maryland, College Park- Calvert Hall, South Hill Community

"Renovating of the whole dorms and everything...In Kent Hall there used to be a lounge in the hall, right there in the basement and old lounge. And in PG [Prince George's Hall] there used to be a big lobby with a glass door. Everything stopped since then. In the eighties is when everything stopped, and they built all this stuff. Resurrected. They tore everything apart didn’t they? Everything. I don’t understand how I do it, but I do it. I mean you can see that it’s not like it used to be. They’ve got different steps in there now. They’ve got different stairwells.

"...Good ol Calvert. You can see the doors are different. Different doors, different numbers. They had to do it cause they found asbestos in this building. They had to close it, and they made it like this. Now it's different, and it is what it is. It's more quiet... Not the same, but it has to change. Can’t be the same like it used to be, believe me. Everything changes. But I like it, it’s okay. Keeps me happy. What else am I gonna do? It’s good around here, it’s quiet…..[Campus has] All changed. Believe me it has."

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