The Daily Northwestern

Thrown keys caused Elder Hall flood in May

Matthew Choi, Reporter

July 13, 2015

The flooding in Elder Hall last May, which resulted in about $30,000 in damages, was caused by a students' thrown set of keys activating the sprinkler system. The student accidentally struck a sprinkler head May 28 on the third...

Students forced to move out of Elder after flood

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

May 29, 2015

More than 15 students have been forced to move out of Elder Hall after a flood in the residential hall Thursday night. Sprinklers were set off and caused extensive flooding and Residential Services determined the carpet must be removed and repl...