UT moved students out of dorm with no air conditioning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee moved several students out of a dormitory that doesn't have air conditioning.

The extreme heat last week caused the university to relocate 28 students from Strong Hall, a women's dormitory. It's one of two residence halls without air conditioning.

University spokeswoman Karen Collins says cots were set up in Strong's air-conditioned lounges and several students have been sleeping there.

During last week's heat, an 18-year-old student required medical attention.

MaryAnn Lohmueller of Cincinnati told The Knoxville News Sentinel her daughter, Hope Lohmueller, was taken to the UT Medical Center Wednesday night and released the next morning.

Lohmueller says she wants UT to reimburse her for the medical costs "at a minimum."

The university handed out box fans to students in Strong, but says it isn't practical to air condition Strong and Melrose Halls. The school plans to shut down both dorms after this academic year.

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