Duquesne students return to dorms
Students returned on Sunday afternoon to three Duquesne University dormitories affected by a power outage since late last week, although the buildings' electricity continued to come from generators while crews replaced a faulty underground cable that appeared to be the source of the outage, officials said.
St. Ann, St. Martin and Assumption halls lost power Thursday morning because of a faulty electrical cable underneath Academic Walk, according to a release from spokeswoman Bridget Fare. Work to replace the cable started on Saturday and was ongoing on Sunday.
Classes were canceled on Friday, and a little more than half of the 1,300 affected students found someplace to stay at home or off-campus, Fare said.
The rest stayed on-campus in other dorm rooms or lounges; only a few students and staff took advantage of 80 cots that were set up at the Power Center Ballroom.
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