Local University Cancels Class

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BEREA, Ohio — Berea-Baldwin Wallace University announced Wednesday that classes are canceled for the remainder of the week. 

The university has had power problems since the remnants of Hurricane Sandy struck Monday evening, and there have been no classes since then. Baldwin Wallace is encouraging students to return to their homes until classes resume on Monday, as expected.

Director of University Relations George Richard  told Fox 8 News on Wednesday that some students decided to stay.

“It turned out to be 175 students, and two third of those said they’d like to stay in their own residence halls because they are in halls that have heat and hot water,” said Richard. “The other third we are going to move to one of our north campus halls that have service, and we’ll be able to attend to their needs there.”

Student Doug Ganim is one of the students who is staying.  

“My house is two and a half hours away,” he said. “We also have a friend who has power on the south side of campus. So we’ll just stay there till it gets back to normal around here.”

The Baldwin Wallace football team will play a home game against Mount Union at Finnie Stadium on Saturday. 

MBA classes will also be held as scheduled on Saturday, though students are asked to check with the university for exact locations.

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