Bitter Cold Causes Heat Issues on Campus

by Currier Times Staff///

State House had a boiler malfunction during the height of the cold February 3 to 5th.

The brutal below zero weather that shattered records across New England the weekend of February 3-5th left its mark on the Curry campus. State House had its boiler break down, leaving 51 students with no heat, according to the Director of Residence Life and Planning, Marcie Harrington. The college evacuated the students, with the option of going to Scholars–which was offline this semester–while others decided to go home until the heating was fixed.

Residence Life said the boiler needs a new part to complete repairs, but it is functioning with some frequent help from Curry employees.

“We are waiting on a part that will not be in for three weeks due to supply chain issues,” said Harrington. “Buildings & Grounds will continue to service the system every 90-120 minutes.”

State House wasn’t the only incident that impacted Curry during the brutal cold outbreak. The Curry Women’s Hockey team was delayed going to their Friday night match-up against Salve Regina in Newport, R.I., when a tree branch shattered the front windshield of their bus on Route 24 in Freetown. An assistant coach was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and then released, according to WPRI-TV in Providence, who captured video of the scary aftermath.

Temperatures quickly rebounded after the -15 degree weather, but the weekend will be long remembered for its impact to the Curry community on and off campus.

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