Thieves made off with copper wiring from UH’s University Center late Saturday night, a UH public safety department bulletin reports: A contractor noticed early Sunday morning that the wiring had gone missing; a reader tells Swamplot that this knocked out the building’s power and is delaying renovations. The Barnes & Noble and Cougar Byte stores inside the UC have been scrambling to set up temporary locations elsewhere on campus.
The University Center faces the on-campus Hilton and sits behind the M.D. Anderson Library. Renovations have been underway since last summer; these renderings suggest what the first phrase of the project could look like when it’s completed in January 2014.
The most recent Facebook updates from the bookstore and Cougar Byte say they will be closed for up to 2 weeks.
- Daily Crime Bulletin (PDF) [UH Department of Public Safety]
- UC left powerless [The Daily Cougar]
- University Center Electrical Outage Update [University Center]
- University of Houston Bookstore [Facebook]
- Cougar Byte [Facebook]