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Kelly Sassi, North Dakota State University assistant professor of English, is preparing for the return of students while her class materials remain in her damaged office, at top right, in Minard Hall. (David Samson /The Forum)

Confidence lost in wake of Minard Hall collapse

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FARGO -- Kelly Sassi is teaching a new class today, but her original research and materials are in a Minard Hall office inaccessible to her.


The assistant professor of English at North Dakota State University tears up when she looks at her office, one of those with a gaping hole in it following the Dec. 27 collapse of the northwest wall.

In addition to feeling unprepared as students return this week, Sassi fears she may lose irreplaceable sentimental items.

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