Feb 28, 2014
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The U.S. Postal Service – victim of hemorrhaging revenue and threats of trimmed delivery days – is holding its own in at least one place. On college campuses, packages and envelopes still get pre-Internet-style respect.
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"If you ask a student, they say absolutely. They love getting the mail,” said Renee Allan, who coordinates the Briar Cliff University mail room.
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The school has four residence halls and processes up to 25 mesh bags of mail a week, each holding about 70 pounds.
The numbers are steady in large part due to something email, tweets and texts can’t replace for students living on campus: reminders of home.
There are homemade cookies from Mom, birthday gifts and holiday presents. In most cases -- especially for students from far-flung locations -- it's the only way.
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