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Despite emails indicating otherwise, Few and Kilgo residents will have internet Thursday night



Cramming for an exam in the waning days of the semester? Some students thought they wouldn't be able to use the internet in the comfort of their dorm Thursday.

Construction was said to render both wired and wireless internet inactive in Few and Kilgo Quads from 5 p.m. to midnight Thursday, according to an email sent Wednesday to residents from Housing and Residence Life staff.

"Sorry for the inconvenience," the email read. 

However, this is no longer the case. Jeannine Sato, communications strategist at Duke's Office of Information Technology, wrote in an email to The Chronicle that there will be no internet outages as originally indicated.  

"There was a possibility of that happening as groups try to keep construction on schedule, but there will be no interruption for students," Sato wrote. "We are reaching out to [HRL] now to make sure they are aware of the situation."

Construction has been ongoing this year to renovate nearby Craven Quad

Students on campus have seen a lot of construction in recent years, including dorm renovations to Crowell Quad and a new dorm being built—the Hollows. Situated along Towerview Road, the Hollows will house hundreds of students as Central Campus shutters its doors at the end of this academic year. 

Two more dorms are planned for West Campus—the likely sites being on Towerview and other sitting between the Hollows and Edens Quad.