The media conference held today at 10 a.m. in the Rose Room of the Memorial Union is available for viewing in its entirety by clicking on the link below. President Richard Hanson and Director of Facilities Management, Bruce Frantz spoke.
1. NDSU officials hope that faculty, staff and graduate students will be able to retrieve materials from Minard Hall sometime this afternoon. Depending on where the office is located, personnel may be able to get items themselves or will need to provide a list to a contractor who will retrieve the items. Deans Kevin McCaul and Tom Riley will be in contact with those who work in Minard Hall regarding that opportunity. The building will be locked down for the long holiday weekend, with 24-hour security surveillance.
2. Those whose offices are in the damaged area (as seen in the red zone of the floor plans posted), will not have access to materials in their offices for at least two weeks. Items cannot be retrieved until the building is stabilized, because any movement could interrupt the equilibrium of the building causing further damage.
3. Director of Facilities Management, Bruce Frantz, said that Minard Hall, south of the 1929 addition, should be open for regular hours on Monday, Jan. 4 barring any other issues.
4. Updated information will be posted on this site as it becomes available.