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Pollock Testing Center Outage Delays Exams For 153 Students

Ever feel desperate for an act of God while feeling unprepared and frantically reviewing notes in line at the Pollock Testing Center?

More than 150 students got that on Tuesday afternoon when an intermittent network outage impacted the university’s data center network, including the services that support the Pollock Testing Center. 

As a result, while the network was down, students at the Testing Center were unable to check into the center and access their exams. The outage occurred around 3:20 p.m., and the issue was resolved by 4 p.m. when students were able to access their exams. Overall, 153 students and 12 exams were impacted by the outage.

Most of the affected students were able to take their exams shortly after the issue was resolved either Tuesday afternoon or evening. Any students who haven’t been able to take their exams are asked to contact their instructors about completing makeup exams per normal procedures.

A university spokesperson said the issue was linked to a digital line card — a modular electronic circuit — that has now been scheduled to be replaced.   

But for the 153 students who got a few precious more hours for students, hopefully that extra time for studying was well-spent and worked out as well for you as it did for this guy:

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci was once Onward State’s managing editor and preferred walk-on honors student who majored in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected] All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.

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