Water Main Break Knocks Out Classes at Cheyney

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    Cheyney University canceled classes but offices remained open after a water main break.

    Students at a suburban Philadelphia university got an unexpected Good Friday break today.

    A water main break that knocked out water service caused official to cancel classes Friday at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s main campus in Cheyney, Pa.

    A message posted to the university’s website said that while classes won’t be held, offices “will be opened and staffed.”

    No details were given about when repairs would be made to the broken pipe and no timetable was given for when water service would be restored.

    The university was established in 1837 as America’s first African-American institute. Today the college boosts an enrollment of about 1,200 undergrads made up of students of a variety of races and cultures.

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