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Clarkson University Assures Prospective Students That Admission Procedures Are More Flexible Than Ice!

The massive ice storm and state of emergency throughout northern New York caused Clarkson University to lose electrical power for five days and delay the start of classes for two days. While the campus sustained damage to many trees, the buildings and computer systems suffered little negative impact. Clarkson has resumed normal operations and classes started today.

Clarkson University has received many calls from high-school students who also were affected by the ice storm. They have expressed concern about meeting Clarkson’s application and financial aid deadlines, and obtaining transcripts and references from their high-school offices.

“We want to  assure students that we are flexible and will work with them and their high-school guidance offices,” says Dean of Admission Suzanne A. Liberty. “We recognize, through our own experiences, that they have many other personal issues. Now that we have resumed normal operations, we will assist them in whatever way we can. Students who have questions may call us toll free at 1-800-527-6577.”

While thousands of people throughout the northern New York Federal Disaster Area were without power, Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center, powered by its own cogenerators, served as a shelter for hundreds of individuals who could not stay in their homes during the below-zero temperatures. It continues to serve as a base for utility workers who have arrived to assist in the efforts to restore service to their customers.

“Our students who were on campus during the emergency provided remarkable support and assistance to the community,” says Liberty. “They demonstrated that they are truly a special group, highly motivated, cooperative and that they care about others.  We are thankful for the quality and enthusiastic service they provided.”

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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