Tri-campus community to close due to extreme cold

first_imgTags: Campus Safety, Snow Day, winter weather Anna Mason | The Observer Students brave the harsh conditions outside of the Science Hall Monday afternoon. The tri-campus community is shutting down beginning Tuesday evening due to the extremely cold weather.“We’re going to keep the student dining halls open for extended hours,” Brown said. “LaFortune and the library will be open for 24 hours but the vendors will not be there, so the only place for food will be the dining halls.”Browne said he worked closely with St. Joseph County regarding road closures and emergency measures.“I’m part of a small group that is working on these weather-related issues,” Browne said. “We’re having a meeting with county officials this afternoon. But at this point … we don’t anticipate road closure.”In the event of road closures, measures will be taken to ensure campus is still accessible, he said.“We would make arrangements with the county to have our power plant people be able to come to campus to operate the power plant and other essential personnel,” Browne said.According to an article published by the South Bend Tribune on Saturday, temperatures are projected to reach minus 12 Tuesday, hover around minus 6 during the day Wednesday and minus 15 the following night, then rise to minus 4 on Thursday.Wind chills Wednesday and Thursday may reach 30 below zero, the article said. Skin exposed for longer than 10 minutes may be at risk for frostbite.Browne said the Notre Dame community should take several precautions to stay safe in the extreme conditions.“Appreciate the fact that, in these kind of temperatures, you can incur frostbite very quickly,” Brown said. “We‘re putting out a list of reminders on how to dress: layered clothes, gloves, a mask that can cover your face and mouth, hats … even if you were to have a car break down for a few minutes, in these kind of conditions, that can be life-threatening.”Regarding students that do not have resources to purchase proper winter attire, Browne stated that the University will step in.“If rectors — or anybody — were to bring this to our attention, we would address it,” Browne said.Browne also stated that campus security and NDSP will be on regular patrol and will intervene to ensure student safety.“Our police and fire personnel will still be patrolling — and if they see somebody who’s out and not properly attired or … doing something stupid, then they would intervene for their safety’s sake,” Brown said. “If we see any engagement in any activity that puts [students] at risk, then we’ll intervene. Police are prepared to intervene.”According to an email from Dennis Brown, assistant vice president for news and media relations, this is the 11th time in Notre Dame’s history that the University closed due to severe weather.The last time Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s closed was Jan. 27-28, 2014. Due to extreme weather conditions, Notre Dame will be closed 7 p.m. Tuesday through 1 p.m. Thursday, according to vice president for public affair and communications Paul Browne. Saint Mary’s will be closed 6 p.m. Tuesday and will resume with normal operating hours on Friday, according to an email from vice president for student affairs, Karen Johnson. Holy Cross will be closed Tuesday at 5 p.m. through Thursday, vice president for finance Monica Markovich said in an email.Browne said both dining halls and select campus buildings will remain open. At Saint Mary’s, Noble Family Dining Hall and Cyber Cafe will remain open, but Cushwa Leighton Library and Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex will be closed. Blinkie Service will not operate Tuesday through Thursday, and will resume Friday evening, according to the email. Saint Mary’s Campus Safety will also not offer any off-campus pickups.last_img read more

England need 255 to pull off improbable Test win

first_imgBy Mark GleesonPRETORIA, South Africa (Reuters) – A battling 77 not out from Rory Burns yesterday gave England a fighting chance of improbable success as they need 255 more runs for victory in the first Test against South Africa at Centurion Park.Set an imposing 376 runs to win the first of the four-match series, England reached 121 for one wicket at stumps on the third day after a positive start to an enormous task.No team has scored more than 251 to win a Test at the Pretoria venue, where batting last is difficult on a deteriorating pitch, but England defied the odds to keep in the hunt with two days still to bat. Burns and Dom Sibley put on 92 for the opening wicket before Sibley (29) chipped the ball back to spinner Keshav Maharaj for a caught-and-bowled.Burns, who survived a review in the first over, played an attacking innings with Joe Denly (10 not out) in a supporting role.South Africa, who will have to take nine wickets to end a run of five successive Test defeats, were bowled out for 272 in their second innings, just before tea yesterday, after frustrating England in the field. With 15 wickets falling on a lively pitch on Friday, England would have been expecting to wrap up South Africa a lot earlier after they resumed at 72-4 overnight.But the home side extended their overnight lead of 175 runs by 200 as debutant Rassie van der Dussen scored 51, Vernon Philander 46 and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje 40.Jofra Archer did bag a five-wicket haul but it cost him 102 runs off 17 overs, including a bashing from Quinton de Kock who smacked him for three sixes in a cameo of 34 runs. de Kock who made 95 in the first innings, began by bludgeoning Archer for successive sixes off only the second and third balls he received to race to 30 runs off 17 balls at lunch.But he turned circumspect after the break and went out meekly as he nicked Ben Stokes behind.Instead it was Philander who kept the post-lunch runs flowing, taking his tally from five to 46 before being the last man out.South Africa were sent in to bat on the first day and made 284 in their first innings before bowling England out for 181. SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 284ENGLAND 1st innings 181SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings o/n 72-4Aiden Markram lbw James Anderson 2Dean Elgar c Jos Buttler b Jofra Archer 22Zubayr Hamza c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 4Faf du Plessis c Sam Curran b Jofra Archer 20Rassie van der Dussen lbw Jofra Archer 51Anrich Nortje c (sub.) b Jofra Archer 40Quinton de Kock c Jonny Bairstow b Ben Stokes 34Dwaine Pretorius c Dominic Sibley b Ben Stokes 7Vernon Philander c Jonny Bairstow b Sam Curran 46Keshav Maharaj c Sam Curran b Jofra Archer 11Kagiso Rabada not out 16Extras: (b-5, lb-3, nb-2, w-9) 19Total: (all out, 61.4 overs) 272Fall of wickets: 1-2 Markram, 2-25 Hamza, 3-29 Elgar, 4-62 du Plessis, 5-153 van der Dussen, 6-170 Nortje, 7-177 Pretorius, 8-220 de Kock, 9-250 Maharaj, 10-272 Philander.Bowling: James Anderson 13-1- 47-1, Stuart Broad 11- 2- 42- 1, (w-2), Jofra Archer 17- 1-102 -5 (w-2, nb-1), Sam Curran 12.4-3–51-1 (w-1), Ben Stokes 8 -1-22-2 (nb-1).ENGLAND 2nd inningsRory Burns not out 77Dominic Sibley c & b Keshav Maharaj 29Joe Denly not out 10Extras: (b-4, lb-1) 5Total: (41.0 overs) 121-1Fall of wickets: 1-92.Bowling: Kagiso Rabada 9-0-48-0, Vernon Philander 10-2-20-0, Anrich Nortje 6-1- 20-0, Dwaine Pretorius 6-1-12-0, Keshav Maharaj 10-3-16–1.last_img read more