Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi, says there are 1,450 reasons why the college needs to move into its as yet unfinished new home in Asbury Hall. She says that’s how many students are currently crammed into Harkins Hall, which was built around 1975.
Nugent says those cramped quarters lead to several problems. For instance, when students meet with their advisers.
She says the advisement areas in Asbury Hall will be larger, allowing for more privacy.
The Hattiesburg American reports Asbury Hall is just one of a number of improvements Southern Miss officials are making to campus. Other improvements included a new home for the College of Business and a new synthetic turf on Pride Field.