Drew University to resume classes Nov. 5

“We fared very well (in Hurricane Sandy),” said Vivian Bull, president of United Methodist-related Drew University in Madison, N.J. “We lost about 50 trees, so our forest is a little smaller.”

Crews have removed fallen trees, so the campus is safe. One residence hall remains closed temporarily after a tree fell on a transformer, knocking out power.

“We’ll welcome students back starting Sunday at 10 (a.m.),” Bull said. Classes will resume Monday, Nov. 5. Some faculty members live in hard-hit New York City, so they may be delayed.

“Gas lines are three hours long,” Bull said, so transportation is a problem for many.

Power was restored to the campus Nov. 1. The facilities department is in the lengthy process of powering up the campus and testing electrical equipment and circuits.

According to the university website, Landmark Conference semi-final tournament games were rescheduled from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3. Games will be held at the site of the tournament’s No. 1 seed. The U.N. Semester anniversary celebration and spring registration were postponed. Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey patrons should contact the Kirby Theatre box office (973-408-5600) to see if their performance will be held.

The United Methodist Commission on Archives and History, housed on Drew’s campus, will reopen Nov. 5. Barbara Dunlap-Berg, UMNS

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