A tornado that swept through Raleigh, North Carolina ended Shaw University’s semester earlier than previously expected. Shaw University is the oldest Black College in the South and is affiliated with the Baptist Church. There were many controversial views throughout campus about whether this recent damage is positive or negative. According to an article posted in the NY Times, some students felt that a rebuilding of the campus is a good thing because they viewed it as being very out of style and old. Others felt differently because of the fact that there is no guarantee that the school will be rebuilt or opened at all. The statement from the school is that it is closed indefinitely, the decision still needs to be made as to whether it will open again, when it would open again and what reconstruction would be done if it does open again.