Colleges deal with post-Sandy clean-up, make plans to reopen
- Many colleges and universities along the Atlantic coast suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy, with New York and New Jersey facing the full fury of the storm and some colleges left uncertain of when they will open again.
- All City University of New York colleges are closed through Wednesday--at least four suffered significant damage, including flooding, downed power lines and compromised roofs--and several State University of New York campuses and Wagner College suffered damage that will see them closed at least through the end of the week.
- Power outages at institutions like Princeton, Monmouth and Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey are preventing many schools from being able to announce an official reopening date, and the shutdown of roads, airports, trains and public transportation remains a factor, as well.
From the article:
Monday's howling winds and pounding rains largely gave way to quiet Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy left many colleges and universities along the Atlantic coast damaged, without power, and waiting to determine when classes could begin again. Colleges from Virginia to Maine closed Monday, some of them sending students home as early as Saturday, to brace for the storm, which knocked out power to 8.1 million customers in 17 states and boasted sustained winds of up to 80 miles per hour. ...
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