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Pitt track and field athlete inducted into Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame
Pitt track and field athlete inducted into Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame
By Grace McNally, Staff Writer • June 13, 2024
Opinion | Long-distance friendships are possible
By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor • June 6, 2024

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Pitt track and field athlete inducted into Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame
Pitt track and field athlete inducted into Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame
By Grace McNally, Staff Writer • June 13, 2024
Opinion | Long-distance friendships are possible
By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor • June 6, 2024

Coil thaws, floods Fifth Ave. Towers lobby entrance

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After a coil thawed at the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Litchfield Towers lobby, workers closed off the entrance. (Photo by Janine Faust / Assistant News Editor)

When a frozen coil thawed, it momentarily added a new waterfall feature to the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Towers Lobby Friday morning.

As a result of the thawed coil, water pooled into the area between the Towers patio and the lobby entrance. The water spread into the lobby and soaked the carpet in the entranceway.

Pitt maintenance workers compared the the situation to when an unplugged refrigerator starts dripping because it gets too warm. They began cleaning up the water and drying out the carpet for safety reasons. The entrance reopened Friday afternoon.