Peter Caty/The Mirror

Peter Caty/The Mirror

After a water pipe burst on Jan. 20, 2009 in Dolan Commons, Computer and Networking Services has been forced to move to other locations across campus.

The repairs that affect C&NS are expected to take approximately 2-3 weeks, according to an e-mail sent to the Fairfield community by James Estrada, vice president for information services.

At the time of the flood, about 40 student computers were suspected of being held at the C&NS office.

Some student computers were damaged, but as compensation, some were told that they would be replaced.

‘C&NS told me that they were pretty sure my hard drive was unaffected, but if it was, they would buy me a new computer,’ said Jack McNamara ’10, a resident of Dolan Hall and also the Associate News Editor for The Mirror, who had brought his laptop there to be repaired a few days before the flood.

C&NS Director Don Adams was unavailable for comment at the time of publication. Other C&NS supervisors were not available or had no comment.

David Frassinelli, vice president and director of facilities management, will be managing the renovation project.

In the meantime, if students have computer and networking problems, they can call C&NS at ext. 4069 or offices are in these temporary locations:

The Help Desk is now located in the Library (Room 317, on the upper level).

The Student Help Desk will move to DMH 149 (currently a student computer lab).

Most staff in C’amp;NS will move into some of the Group Study Rooms’ in the upper level of the Library. The technicians will move to the Library.

The C&NS networking staff will move into BNW GR-4.

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