Problems with the pipes
Students received a rather cold welcome back from break when showers across campus failed to run hot water. While not all students were not affected, many in the Quad and Tower Court neighborhood reported not having hot water for over a week. According to Mike Lane, director of facilities management, at the beginning of the semester, the College’s plumbing staff “replaced more than 40 hot water shower valves.” In an email to The News, Lane said these valves often get stuck in a cold position that prevents hot water from reaching the shower. He added that the valves do not give any indication or warning that may have failed, so it is difficult for facilities to address this problem early on. Students who are facing issues with their hot water should contact the Facilities Customer Service Desk (x2767) or submit a service request.
El Table has reopened for the spring semester. This co-op is located in Founders basement, and they will be open from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Café Hoop, located on the first floor of Lulu, has also reopened for the spring semester. They will be open on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Financial aid forms due
The due date for financial aid forms, including FAFSA, the CSS profile and income documentation (including all personal and business tax returns, W-2s, forms and schedules) was Feb. 1. All materials required to be uploaded are on the MyWellesley portal.
Summer research program application due
Applications for Wellesley College’s science center summer research program are due Feb. 10 at 11 p.m. Students can choose from a list of research projects conducted by professors of varying departments, including biological sciences, chemistry, environmental science and computer science. This program is open to all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with an interest in research. Available projects and more information about the program can be found on Wellesley’s website under the “Science Center; Summer Research Program” tab.
Valentine’s Day spirit
Valentine’s Day excitement has spread across campus with the marketing of candy grams. Both SBOG and Freestyle are offering candygrams for varying prices. See spam around campus.