Hopkins has extended its cancellations to all day and evening classes for tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 30 due to Hurricane Sandy. The University will continue to offer dining services for as long as safety permits, Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs Dennis O’Shea said.
“The Rec Center will be closed. The dining center will be open until the storm gets to a point that it’s unsafe to be outside. Levering will certainly be closed. The Fresh Food Cafe and Nolan’s will be open until it’s otherwise unsafe,” O’Shea said. “Services that are essential, including food services, will go on as long as possible. That will be true for as long as conditions allow.”
The Milton S. Eisenhower Library and Brody Learning Commons will also remain closed.
In an email sent at 3:06 p.m., shortly after the initial announcement of the cancellations, Vice-Provost for Student Affairs Sarah Steinberg said that the Fresh Food Café will close at 8 p.m. tonight, and that Charles Street Market will remain open "as long as power is operating." Nolan's on 33rd will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight, serving an "abbreviated menu." The FFC will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Most nonessential university services will also cease Tuesday. The Homewood Blue Jay Shuttle will not run, nor will the university's three shuttle bus services (Homewood-Peabody-JHMI, Homewood-Mount Washington, and Keswick-Homewood-Eastern-JHMI).
“Services that are essential, including food services, will go on as long as possible. That will be true for as long as conditions allow," O’Shea said yesterday.
Prospective closures on Wednesday remain "totally up in the air," O'Shea said, and will depend on weather and safety conditions.
As a result of the weather, Jeffrey Toobin’s speech on Tuesday in the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium has been postponed. “Toobin’s speech is not cancelled, but will be postponed to an undecided later date,” junior Chris Alvarez, Chairman of the Symposium, said.