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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Debris from pigeons litter a lab surface in the Microbiology Department at Snyder Hall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The pigeons nest above the building’s air-conditioning units, and their droppings, feathers and nesting debris fall through the jalousie windows. Green cyanobacteria can also be seen developing on the windows. This laboratory is not currently in use, but was until about a year ago.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM An air-conditioning unit drips water over its electrical box. Many of the air-conditioning units in the building have been jury-rigged or are broken.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Snyder Hall hasn’t seen significant upgrades since it was built in 1962.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Students in a general microbiology course at Snyder Hall study in a laboratory with plastic-covered jalousie windows. Most of the windows in the building have been covered or are sealed.