Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University

College Students Evacuated Before Hurricane Irene Hits

It’s been called the storm of the century, and last Thursday, Hurricane Irene forced thousands of students along the East Coast to evacuate their college campuses and head home to find a secure place to wait out the storm.

One school that was forced to evacuate was the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Classes had only started two days before the evacuation was implemented, but the main issue was keeping the students safe, so on Thursday, the school sent out texts, emails, and phone calls to students to tell them that they must be off campus by noon the next day.

Obviously, this caused problems for some students who couldn’t find a way to get home and it also caused some anxious feelings for most of the students.

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CNU Accepts 2,000 Students by Mistake

Waiting for a college acceptance letter is a stressful time in any high school senior’s life, but what would you do if you received an acceptance letter to you choice school, only to find out a few hours later than the letter was sent out to you by mistake and you had not really been accepted? Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened to 2,000 prospective students at Christopher Newport University last week.

On February 23, 2011, CNU sent 2,000 erroneous emails to prospective students. These emails told the students that they had been accepted to CNU’s fall 2011 class, but in truth, the students had not been accepted.

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