**Update , 1:10 pm EST
**Update , 12:51 pm EST
**Update , 6:08 pm EST
Due to the potential outcomes from the dangerous weather created by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy, we are beginning to take non-critical non-production systems down in order to prevent damage to our equipment should we encounter a power failure.
We will be making additional announcements as we proceed about other systems and applications. We hope to have e-mail available throughout the storm, but that is also subject to power failure.
The lack of public transportation requires we take these measures early.
John Fcasni, Director, Central & Administrative Systems, informed the Observer that payroll and other non critical systems will be shut down. ANGEL (and YU Libraries) does not fall into that category; however Fcasni, Lou Papis (IT representative who supports the ANGEL system), and the rest of the UT staff will decide the ANGEL/YU Libraries status at 7 o’clock on their follow up call.
Unless there is a much wider spread power outage, email and internet should stay up.
As we get further into the process we’ll publish more announcements.
Stern Caf only opened from 4- 5 30 this evening.
Yeshiva University is monitoring Hurricane Sandy. Current predictions point to dangerous weather in our region as soon as this evening. All Manhattan campus classes for Monday, October 29, are cancelled. All exams and labs will be rescheduled, with further details released later. Dormitories and key campus buildings remain open. Students on campus are safe and being cared for, but students currently away are encouraged to remain off campus and avoid travel during the storm. The New York City Subway will stop running at 7 p.m. tonight and Buses will halt at 9:00 p.m.
Please continue to watch this site and your school site for storm updates, including details on any further class or event cancellations. If you have any concerns or questions contact the YU Security Department at (212)960-5221.
In the event of a life threatening hurricane similar to that darling girl Sandy currently swirling ’round our coast, hurricane experts have suggested the following “18 tips for Hurricane survival”