Super Storm Sandy Closes Campus



Will Hazzard

 Due to a projected threat from Hurricane Sandy, the Colgate Campus closed down from 6 p.m. on Monday, October 29 through Tuesday, October 30. The National Weather Service in Binghamton is-sued a “high wind warning” after meteorologists predicted the storm system would hit Central New York.

According to an email sent through Campus Alerts on October 29, “the threat of road closures, downed power lines, power outages and other dangers due to potential high winds led Col-gate officials to join surrounding uni-versities in canceling classes.”

In a follow up email the next day from Campus Alerts, the student body was informed that “there were no re-ports of outages or property damage on campus overnight, as winds in the immediate vicinity did not reach pro-jected speeds and rainfall amounts were less than originally predicted.”

Campus was last closed on March 7, 2010 because of inclement weather. Before that, Colgate had not closed since 1993.

Due to the cancelation of classes and the closing of academic build-ings, the Maroon-News was unable to publish an issue on November 1. This newspaper regrets the in-convenience this caused to our readers and our thoughts go out to the families of Colgate students, staff and faculty that were affected by the storm.

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