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Saturday, August 5, 2006

9:43PM - CNU Press Release


Aug. 5, 2006, 5 p.m.

Update from President Trible for Madison Hall residents

(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) -- Over fifty members of the CNU community have worked through the day to remove undamaged students' possessions from Madison Hall. We are boxing and identifying these possessions by suite number and hope to have this work completed tomorrow.

Students may pick up these personal belongings beginning on Monday, and will be advised tomorrow of the appropriate time and place to do so.

Some suites and personal property have been hard hit. Students should check with their insurance companies to replace personal property lost in the fire. Most homeowners' policies provide this protection and the University will provide whatever documentation is necessary for insurance purposes.

Donna Eddleman, Dean of Students, and other administrative officers will meet with all affected students tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium on the first floor of the Administration Building in order to discuss next steps and answer questions.

Here are answers to many of the questions that have been asked by students and parents as a consequence of the fire at Madison Hall.


Where are the students being housed now?
Displaced students are at a local hotel.

Who's paying for their hotel fees?
The University is paying hotel fees for displaced Madison Hall residents.

What long-term solution will be offered for housing?
Each displaced Madison Hall resident will be offered long-term housing. Students will be housed at Pointe Plaza Suites and the Holiday Inn a few miles from campus. We will make every effort to return students to campus as beds become available.

How has the fire affected the housing contract signed by students to live in Madison Hall?
The University will honor all housing contracts by providing housing for The academic year. However, Madison residents may opt out of their housing contract and receive a full refund.

What about students who have not arrived on campus yet but were planning to live at Madison Hall?
Students who have not already arrived should wait until Aug. 18 to check into assigned housing. Each student will be contacted prior to Aug. 18 with their specific housing information.

What if affected students want to live with friends on campus?
Triples will be accommodated and can be arranged through the Housing Office at (757) 594-7756.

Food/other needs

What arrangements will be made for the students' meals?
All residents of Madison Hall may use The Hiden-Hussey Commons dining facility on campus through Aug. 20 at no cost. Student meal cards will be available in The Commons starting Monday morning, Aug. 7.

Will counseling services be available for affected students?
Yes, counseling is available through the University's Center for Counseling, Coaching and consulting at (757) 594-7047. Crisis calls should be directed to University Police at (757) 594-7053.

How can I help the affected students?
Donations of clothing and toiletries are being accepted at The Freeman Center on campus from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6. Other offers of help should be directed to Margaret Yancey, Special Assistant to the President, at (757) 438-8014.

Other questions

What about parking on campus for affected students?
If necessary, residential parking decals can be converted to commuter decals. This should be arranged through Parking Services, (757) 594-7129.

Will transportation to campus be arranged for students who do not have a car?
Yes. More specific details will follow.

Who should I contact if I have questions?
Please continue to check the Web site, www.cnu.edu for updated information. If you were a resident on the first or second floor of Madison, your contact for all inquiries will be Margaret Yancey, Special Assistant to the President at (757) 438-8014. If you were a resident on the third or fourth floor, your contact for all inquiries will be Donna Eddleman, Dean of Students, at (757) 508-8147.

Sunday, October 9, 2005

6:04PM - Let me introduce myself.

Hello. My name is Sean Hubbard and I am a Christopher Newport University Alumnus. I graduated in Fall 2004, and you probably saw if the following fits your description:

1. You had a Maple project in the math lab between the Fall 2001 semister, and the Spring 2004 semester (not counting summer classes)

2. You were in any of Dr. Doughty's physics classes during Fall 2004.

That's right, I'm a former Maple D00D.

Sunday, October 2, 2005

3:09AM - Questions

Well, this community is pretty quiet, but I figured I'd give it a shot.  I'm currently a sophomore at Mary Washington (in Fredericksburg) and am considering transferring to CNU in the spring.

1) Which dorm would y'all recommend?  What are the chances of getting a single?  How does getting a single work (if you were in a two bedroom, three person suite, for example)?

2) How is the English department?

3) How big is the campus?  How long does it take (on average) between dorms to academic buildings?

4) How are the classes?  Too easy, too hard?  (my SAT was 1200ish, 27 ACT, AP out the ass, blah blah blah, I'm an overachiever)
5) How is the financial aid department?  Red-tape heavy?

6) How's the food ... honestly?  Is it Sodexho?

7) Are there lots of on-campus jobs?

Okay, sorry for the third degree.  Any help/answers would be much appreciated!!!

Current mood: listless

Saturday, May 14, 2005

12:22AM - hi

hi- i finally thought about joining a community or few, and this seemed like a good place to start. my name is molly, i'm going to be a sophomore at cnu in the fall.  umm... hmm... i guess i'll make the comment that i am happy that i won't have the student center and library construction literally right outside my window next year and therefore will be able to have my window open without hearing that and that only.  the construction can get on your nerves if it is right outside your windows (yes, i had several windows, end of the hallway in YRE).  well, good luck to everyone with whatever everyone is doing during the summer.

Current mood: contemplative

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

12:58PM - Tuition

If no one's heard yet, tuition will go up $512 for Virginia students and $222 for out-of-state students next academic year. I think that puts us at about more than ODU right now.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

7:14PM - Hi

I've never bothered to join a real group yet so I may as well start with one for CNU.

I guess, to start off with a general comment about the school, I'm a little disappointed that a bulk of the library renovation seems to be just a façade.

Current mood: full

Monday, April 11, 2005

10:59PM - Mod post and a happening for this week

Hey guys!

I created this community after not seeing any that had been updated recently when I ran a search on LJ for one.

Let me introduce myself!

I'm Ashley, I'll be your moderator. I'll be transferring into CNU next semester (hopefully!), and if I can get my schedule to work out right, I'll be graduating in the spring of 2007.

Anyway, like I said on the info page, this is your forum! Discuss whatever you want, have fun. Kick off your shoes and stay awhile.

Just in case anyone's wondering...

The CAB movie this week is going to be The Aviator. The showtimes are:
Thursday night -> 9 pm - 11 pm
Friday night -> 6 pm - 8 pm

Both showings are going to be in the Administration building. Come on down and see a movie for FREE!

See you around!