UNM holds 'Ugly Duckling' contest

Posted at: 11/02/2012 6:30 PM
Updated at: 11/02/2012 7:57 PM
By: KOB.com staff

The University of New Mexico is having an "ugly duckling" contest. The goal is to get input on places around the campus that need fixing up. The UNM campus covers nearly 600 acres and has thousands of people walking around everyday, and that's a lot of eyes to see the good, the bad and the ugly.

"There are a few places on campus that could use some help," student August Voldiano said.

"Students are always the ones walking through here," student Ryan Kearney said. "We see every part of the campus rather than the faculty that may not see every part of the campus."

The UNM staff council thinks so too. The council wants students to be on the lookout for places in need of some making over.

Most people KOB Eyewitness News 4 spoke with had a hard time coming up with anything, but not everybody.

"I could even like name at least one  lace off the top of my hea," Voldiano said. "Because I think it's one of the older buildings here and it hasn't been redone. Even just like the inside if you walk into like the offices they could use some help."

Justin Brand said he sees the campus from his bicycle. He thinks it's a beautiful campus and can't help but notice recent construction projects - so things seem to always be improving.

"I like what they've done with the dorms over there. It looks good for the most part. I can't think of too anything really ugly- but I'll keep an eye out though," Justin Brand said. Learn more about the 'Ugly Duckling' here.