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UNC's Wilson Library without power for a second day

Posted January 20
Updated January 21

Police and firefighters responded to a report of power out at Wilson Library Wednesday on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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— Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was closed Thursday, a day after a power outage caused early dismissals and building evacuations across the campus.

School officials said that the power outage was caused by an incident in an electrical closet in Dey Hall just before 4 p.m. One university employee was transported to a local hospital by EMS.

According to a statement from the school, power was restored Wednesday night to all but two buildings. Dey Hall and the Wilson Library were still without power and will remain closed until further notice.

The Lenior Dining Hall, UNC Student Stores and Student Union were closed Wednesday night and reopened Thursday morning, school officials said.

The Chapel Hill Fire Department and UNC Environment Health and Safety officials were investigating the incident.

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  • Jeff Franklin Jan 21, 2016
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    I didn't notice the use of "academic fraud" in the SACS report. In fact, their most serious concern was with two people, since dismissed, who did not provide full information during the first investigation. And surely you understand that the issue related to one department, not the University in general. If you didn't, then that is an issue for you.

    The reality is that potential students have not been concerned about the issue. Easy to check on that, based on the number of applications some 10,000 more than State College. Again, this is an issue that really only resonates with the West Raleigh crowd, for obvious reasons.

    And in the end, one thing to remember. Nothing that happens in Chapel Hill improves the status of State College. No matter how much you may hope.

  • Billy Gray Jan 21, 2016
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    That old gem would be much shinier if "State College" was on probation by it's accrediting body for academic fraud. I'd even agree to sub-mediocre from the perspective of the true mission of a university. Well, most.

  • Jeff Franklin Jan 21, 2016
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    Love to see the State College crowd chime in with the only thing they think about.

    30 years of mediocrity will do that to a fan base.

  • Billy Gray Jan 21, 2016
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    At least there won't be any impact to the athletic programs.