In response to the column "A few things to keep in mind before the next trip to the gym" (CT, Feb.19), the author is 100 percent correct in his opinion that the students in the gym isolate the employees when the students are in the wrong; however, the problem is not with the employees doing their job, it is with the university and its lack of commitment to helping students.
The university requires gym-goers to have appropriate attire but no attire is offered. I didn't see why I shouldn't be able to check out shorts, a T-shirt and a towel with my Virginia Tech ID and then return them without having to pay a fee.
If the student forgets to return the clothing or towel, then charge them. With the obesity problems in the country the university shouldbe doing everything humanly possible to get as many students in thegym facilities as it can; that startswith offering proper attire for free.
The article was fantastic; next time dig for the root of the problem and write about that.