Pollock Building Computer Lab Closed Indefinitely
The Pollock Building’s computer lab will be closed indefinitely, according to a press release from Penn State on Friday afternoon.
The university cited the need to fix electrical malfunctions under the lab’s floor for the closure. The problem dates back to a fire that occurred in the lab on Feb. 19.
The small electrical fire was extinguished by a fast-acting student, but not before the lab first filled with smoke. Penn State police said at the time that a malfunctioning electrical outlet caused the fire, which started at 11:50 p.m.
“The lab is being closed as a precaution and to ensure the safety of Penn State students, faculty and staff,” the release said. “The electrical problem has been determined to be the cause of a fire that occurred in the lab earlier this month; no one was hurt.”
In the time being, the university said that all other campus labs will be open to serve your computing needs. We’ll keep you updated on the eventual return of the Pollock lab, but have no fear; your exams on the first floor testing center will not be affected by the lab’s closing.
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