Bwog just caught wind of an unfortunate email from the Public Safety VP–there is no hot water or heat. For 4-6 hours, it’ll be like New Amsterdam in olden times!
Update, 4:50 pm: It’s back! no more excuses for your stench…
To the Columbia Community at Morningside:
Please be advised that we have experienced a failure of a high-pressure steam line which effects the distribution of steam for the Morningside Campus. The emergency repair of the University’s steam system will necessitate shutting down the steam system immediately.
We have contractors on site to make the repairs. As we make the emergency repairs, there will be no heat or hot water service on the Morningside campus for the next 4-6 hours.
We will update you if there is any change.
James F. McShane
Vice President for Public Safety
@alum is wien still a permanent sauna?
@it's okay there’s never any hot water in schapiro anyway.
@... Benefits of living in Harmony : )
@Anonymous it’s not like my room gets heat anyway…
@Anonymous Try inviting a girl over.
@Anonymous you think the friction between two bodies would heat a room?
@Anonymous I think it would heat the bodies…
@You know you are in SEAS If you started to do the thermodynamics and mechanics to solve this system, not just enjoying the mental images. Now, dear sir, if you would give me the initial temp of the room the it’s dimensions, I can give you an answer.
@Anonymous don’t be such a nerd.
@Harmony Hunter My evil plan succeeds. Now that I have your attention, can someone please tell me where I can find Harmony?
@Anonymous And yet, EC still has heat AND hot water. Hello perpetual sauna.
@Anonymous This is total bullshit. How could the entire campus have a connected heating system, including all the dorms scattered around the neighborhood, that excludes non-Columbia properties. There is obviously some kind of conspiracy here. Investigate bwog.
@Anonymous Because their definition of Morningside Campus is strictly just the campus.
@Anonymous this is how it happens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_steam_system
@anon AFFECTS! AFFECTS!
@yay! Now my room might actually be a comfortable temperature!
@Anonymous now i have an excuse for not showering today!