Canopy Collapses At American University | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Canopy Collapses At American University

Play associated audio
A canopy between two buildings collapsed this morning at American University in Washington, D.C.
The Eagle/Nicole Glass
A canopy between two buildings collapsed this morning at American University in Washington, D.C.

Approximately half of a canopy between Mary Graydon Center and Battelle collapsed this morning. The part left standing was closest to Butler Pavilion, according to American University's student run newspaper The Eagle.

The Eagle reports that few people were outside and no emergency vehicles were nearby after the collapse.

The bridge opened in 2008, with the canopy opening shortly thereafter, The Eagle previously reported.

The Eagle reports that Student Union Board Director Clay Pencek, who was working the information desk in MGC, said the collapse happened around 11:40 a.m., and that there were no injuries.

The Eagle also reports that the builder of the canopy has been contacted, and plans are being developed for a repair or replacement of the structure, University Architect Jerry Gager said in an e-mail.

NPR

For Wintry Weather, An Especially Cold And Snowy Tale

This week we celebrated not only Christmas, but also the solstice — the shortest day of the year. In honor of this wintry weather, author Edward Carey recommends his favorite winter fairy tale.
NPR

Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
WAMU 88.5

Special Prosecutors Should Handle Civilian Shootings By Police, Holmes Norton Says

Norton says mayors and governors could stem anger over civilian shootings by police by appointing special prosecutors to handle them.
NPR

2014 Hashtags: #MuslimApologies Grew Out Of Both Anger And Whimsy

Maha Hilal helped launch #MuslimApologies partly as a rebuttal to the more earnest hashtag, #NotInOurName. She tells Audie Cornish how it reflects a divisive conversation in the Muslim community.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.