This blog is normally a place for miscellaneous observations of the kind shared around the coffee maker and the water cooler.
But because of the extraordinary events of the last eighteen hours, we now use it as a backup to more conventional means of communication.
Some local media outlets are sharing this official announcement; others seem to be having trouble catching up. Other means that one would normally use to spread the word are unavailable: thanks to the power failure, CCU's email and and web page are down.
But the SWNID household is blessed with electricity, and Blogspot is working. So here's the gospel:
Cincinnati Christian University is closed on Monday, September 15, 2008 because there is no electrical power on campus.
We thank those local media outlets who are announcing this accurately and hope for better things soon from those who haven't yet caught up with the latest closings.
It's a weird day for everyone around here and a hard day for some. This little matter is significant but hardly the most significant.
Update: As of 10:18 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 15, 2008, we have not yet made a decision about opening or closing on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, despite what you might have inferred from channel 19 WXIX. Power was restored for a few hours on campus this afternoon, only to disappear later. We'll see what's happening early in the morning and make the call then. Check local media for the announcement, as we can only use the web site and the phone system if there's power on campus to run the servers and phone messages.