The University has denied reports that millionaire Neville Crichton paid for an upgrade to toilet facilities in the Quadrangle.
On Sunday, March 26, the Sunday Telegraph published an article saying Crichton would pay $20,000 to renovate bathrooms in the Quad ahead of his wedding in the Great Hall, to make them more comfortable for his guests.
The article includes quotes from a “university staffer” indicating their excitement about the maintenance works.
However, a University spokesperson told Honi, “No individual has paid to upgrade toilet facilities in the Great Hall”.
“The University has upgraded these facilities as part of our Amenities Improvement Program,” the spokesperson said.
One set of female bathrooms appears to have been upgraded already, with new tiles, basins, mirrors and freshly-painted stall doors.
Another set of female toilets and the male toilets are currently under construction.
Honi has reached out to the University for further comment.
The Sunday Telegraph reached out to Crichton, but said he declined to comment.