Hurricane Irene Update-August 28 1:45 pm


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At this time Dartmouth plans to be open Monday. We have back up power should it be necessary and are prepared to continue daily operations. If there is a change in status, an announcement will be placed on the Human Resources weather line at 1 (888) 566-7669.

As previously announced, there will be no 8 a.m. exam Monday, but later exams will happen as scheduled.

It is imperative that for the duration of the storm people exercise good judgment and remain inside as much as possible.

Harry Kinne Director of Safety and Security

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