Power Restored on CampusGAMBIER, Ohio (September 15, 2008) Classes have resumed at Kenyon, where most of the power is back on after an outage caused by a powerful wind storm. All evening classes will go on as scheduled on Monday, September 15, and no changes are anticipated for Tuesday. For College offices, normal business fully resumes on Tuesday, September 16.
As of late afternoon on Monday, electricity was working on the Kenyon campus, except for the science quadrangle and nine residence halls on the south campus. Those halls are the four Taft Cottages, Old Kenyon, Leonard, Hanna, Bushnell and Manning.
College officials urge students and employees to avoid downed wires and tree limbs as well as other hazards.
For the time being, students who need to make emergency long-distance calls may continue to use facilities in the library.
Kenyon lost power on Sunday, September 14, along with many other locations in Ohio, as severe winds whipped through the state. Trees and limbs were down throughout the region. The College canceled classes on Monday morning, but afternoon classes were held. The power outage did not affect food service in the Peirce Hall commons.
Prepared by the Office of Public Affairs
September 15, 2008