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Updates On Hurricane Barry

 

2. Dillard University Will Reopen Monday, July 15, 2019

 

1. Campus Closure: July 11- 4:56 AM

 

Dillard University will be closed today and Friday due to the impending storm. Please be careful and be on the lookout for further messages.

 

 

 


 

 

 

7. Power Outage: March 16- 4:47PM

 

Power has been restored. A crew is walking the campus to ensure all systems are operational. Thanks for your patience.
 

 

6. Power Outage: March 16- 2:18 PM

 

Entergy continues to work on restoring power, which is still expected be restored this afternoon.

 

 

5. Power Outage: March 16- 11:59 AM

 

Please check your University email for a message regarding today's power outage from Dr. Kimbrough.

 

 

4. Power Outage: March 16- 11:56 AM

 

Equipment required to repair the transformer must be transported from Baton Rouge. Power is expected to be restored this afternoon.

 

 

3. Power Outage: March 16- 11:16 AM

 

Here's a letter Dr. Kimbrough shared with students this morning concerning the power outage:

 

Dear campus community,

We are experiencing another power outage due to a rodent getting into the equipment.  This caused a problem with Entergy's transformer and resulted in issues on our end.  The equipment required to do the repair is in Baton Rouge, but is being transported to campus.  With the transportation time and time needed to do the repair, we are estimating restoration of power in the afternoon.  

We will continue to provide updates throughout this outage.  We will send additional messages regarding dining services.  The Student Union and PSB are fully functional, so you can go there to charge your phones and laptops. Also if you have not done so sign up for e2campus for updates. 

Please know that we understand the inconvenience these outages cause and we are working diligently to get to a resolution that will minimize them.  I will provide more details about that in the next week or two.  

 

 

2. Power Outage: March 16- 9:12 AM

 

Entergy continues to run diagnostic tests. Another update will be sent as soon as there is more information.

 

 

1. Power Outage: March 16- 7:38 AM

 

The issue: A blown fuse on an Entergy transformer. Crews are on the way. Tentatively, Dining Services will open today at noon.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

9. Updated Midterm Schedule: February 19- 12:10 PM

 

DU Students, 
 
Please be advised: midterm exams that were missed due to the power outage will be made up/administered as follows:
 
Friday, February 22 -- make up day for Monday, February 18 exams
Tuesday, February 26--  make up day for Tuesday, February 19 exams
 
Students who were unable to attend class because of Tuesday's power outage, should report to the Office of Academic Affairs (Rosenwald 203) for an excused absence.
 
--The Office of Academic Affairs

 

8. Power Restored, Campus and Classes to Resume as Normal

Campus Community: Feburary 19- 11:30 AM

 
Power has been restored. Please report to your afternoon classes starting at 12:30 p.m. All other areas of campus are back to normal business operations as well. All staff members should return to campus at noon.
 
Again, we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we resolved this issue.
 

8. Power Outage: February 19- 10:21 AM

 

Here's a letter Dr. Kimbrough shared with students this morning concerning the power outage:
 
Several of you have asked for more information so this is what we know. A transformer blew out yesterday. We have to work with our power company, Entergy, to get it replaced. They brought one out earlier yesterday and realized it was the wrong one, so late last night they installed a new one. We they saw that the power levels were not right so we asked them to come back.
 
We are reliant on Entergy because this is the business they are in and they provide our power (this is where we pay our power bill). We have put pressure on them to get us up and functioning in a proper manner ASAP. 
 
I know it is frustrating for those of you who are in buildings with no power (as you can tell the way they did the grids is interesting to say the least). But we're trying to get this fully solved today. Faculty will make accomodations for midterm assignments/exams.
 
I hope this helps. Again, we have been working with the energy company including a high level exec to get this resolved.
 

7. Power Outage: February 19- 9:56 AM

 

Dining Update:
 
All retail dining locations are closed. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Kearny Hall.
 

6. Power Outage: February 19- 9:22 AM

 

Campus Community,
 
Due to continued testing of our power system by Entergy, 9:30 a.m. classes have been canceled. 
 
At noon today, we will follow up via email and text if the campus will resume normal business operations or close for the remainder of the day. 
 
Non-essential staff can take an early lunch.
 

5. Power Outage: February 19- 8:49 AM

 

Campus Community,

 
We are aware of inconsistencies with power as well as internet and phone service throughout campus. Please know we are diligently working to resolve these issues. Your continued patience is greatly appreciated.
 

4. Power Outage: February 19- 6:47 AM

 

Campus Community,

 
Power has been restored. Normal business operations (including classes) resume this morning. Camphor Hall will experience a brief delay in restoration of power so a fuse can be replaced. 
 
Thank you for your patience as we worked through this challenge.

 

3. Power Outage: February 18- 9:30 PM

 
Campus Community,
  • A new transformer has been installed, but issues still exist with generating power throughout campus.
  • Entergy crews continue to work through the night to resolve the problem. Another update will be provided as soon as new information is received.
  • Please know getting power restored is a top priority.
 

2. Power Outage: February 18- 11:18 AM

 
Campus Community,
  • The University is closed today, Monday, February 18.
  • Entergy has identified the problem and working to repair it.
  • During the outage, students, faculty and staff should refrain from entering buildings without power. Therefore for your safety, all academic buildings including the Chapel and the library will be locked until power is restored.
  • Students in the residence halls are asked to exercise caution as well. Students may go to the Student Union or PSB to power devices or study.
  • Shower facilities on the third floor of the Union are available.
  • The Cook gate will be closed and only available to Entergy crews. Please use the main gates where we will observe evening protocol with ID checks until power is restored.
  • Missed midterm exams will be administered Friday, February 22.

Here is today’s schedule for the student based auxiliary areas:

  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Meat sauce and spaghetti, salad, mixed veggies, punch (Marinara sauce for vegetarians) - served inside the dining hall
  • Dinner: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Boxed lunches for dinner (sandwich, chips, fruit cup, soda, cookies) - pickup in the dining hall.
  • Dinner hours adjusted to save time on natural lighting - Blackboard offline while system down; ID check in will be manual today only - Residential students must provide their ID.
  • Shuttle service from SUNO is as usual until 1:30 p.m. and then there will be one pickup from SUNO at 4:00 p.m. and one return to SUNO at 5:00 p.m. from Kearny.
  • Bookstore closed.
  • Laundry offline while the internet system is down - wash cards available upon request for emergencies (ADA machines take wash cards and are located in each laundry room).
  • Vending machines (drink and snack) located in buildings with power should be operable (PSB and Union).
  • ATMs offline while systems down.
 

1. Power Outage: February 18- 7:22 AM

 
Due to the power outage, campus will open today at noon. The mid-term exams scheduled for this morning will be rescheduled. Continental breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in Kearny Dining Hall.
 
 

 

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