Brief: NMSU power outage threatens computer center, affects students

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Santana Ochoa

NMSU power outage threatens power across campus

Around 11 a.m. Thursday morning, students at New Mexico State University noticed a power outage in some locations around campus.

Norma Grijalva of ICT sent a mass email around 11:30 a.m. to students warning that the outage was affecting the Computer Center.

“A power outage is affecting Computer Center. Although ICT employs an uninterruptable power supply, we only have about one and half hours of power once there is a power failure,” Grijalva’s email read. “This means ICT will initiate power down procedures in order to gain power for critical services. If power is not restored soon most IT services will be powered down including Banner until power is restored.”

Grijalva noted precautions were being taken to maintain the NMSU portals and the authentications associated with them.

Fernie Alvidrez, a graduate assistant within the Civil Engineering department said the outage interrupted his workday unexpectedly.

“The power went out around 11 a.m. which is about the time I start working on my to-do list of the day,” Alvidrez said. “So having this power outage crippled me in getting my work done before the weekend.”

Grijalva said students should contact her at [email protected] with any questions regarding the outage, and updates will be sent out as they become available.

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