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Friday, July 07, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, July 7, 2006

In this message
- ANTS Connect Unavailablle July 7-9
- UPDATED: Good News on Air Conditioning
- Christian Origins and Witness in India - Travel Log Available Online
- Campus Summer Schedule
- Food Pantry
- Are You Struggling?
- World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9

ANTS Connect Unavailable July 7-9
The ANTS Connect system may be unavailable for intervals from Friday
afternoon, July 7 through Sunday, July 9 while system maintenance is
being completed.

UPDATED: Good News on Air Conditioning
Dear ANTS Summer Residents,

Good News!

We have negotiated an arrangement with Lincoln Air Conditioning to
provide air conditioning in the residence halls. From now on all
residents in Appleton-Chase, Fuller, and Herrick House will be able to
have air conditioning for the full season (or year-round if you wish).
In Fuller and Herrick you may have more than one unit/apartment if you
wish. You will be able to contract for services directly with Lincoln.
They will rent you an air conditioner, install it, and remove it at the
end of September, all for one fee (see below). They use high energy
efficient air conditioners, so the annual cost of running them is very
low. Unfortunately, due to wiring constraints we cannot allow air
conditioners in Farwell, and Kendall units are granted on a per request
basis only, through my office.

Every resident in Appleton Chase, Fuller, or Herrick who rents an AC
unit will be charged a $50/unit electric surcharge for the season. If,
due to allergies or whatever you elect to keep the unit installed
throughout the year for occasional use as needed, a second surcharge of
$50/unit will be billed to your student account. No one will be
allowed to install their own unit. We are doing this because improperly
installed units have resulted in ruined window sills and electrical

Since some of you already received medical clearance from me to install
AC units, you will be allowed to continue to use them for this year.
If you have already installed your own air conditioner, you will be
billed $75 for the season, and an additional $75 for the full year if
you want it year-round, unless you have documentation showing that the
unit you installed is an Energy Star, highly efficient unit. In that
case the fee would drop down to $50 per billing.

Fees and Details:
The fees are based on the difficulty of installation. These fees are
annual fees (there is no difference if you elect to keep it just for
the summer season, i.e. you install the AC unit May 1 and have it
removed end of September). A 5% sales tax is added to the total, which
is due upon installation.

Appleton Chase: $225/unit
Fuller: $140/unit for 6,000 BTU, $185 for 8,000 BTU
Herrick House: $210/unit for the small front windows, $140/unit for the
double hung windows (6,000 BTU. 8,000 BTU is $185.

Contact Information:
Lincoln Air Conditioning, 1-800-439-1780

1) Call Lincoln and arrange to have an AC unit installed. They will
give you a date of installation (if they have several requests they'll
install them within 1-2 days. If they have 1 request they may wait
until they get another couple before they come out).
2) Arrange to let them into the building and your room. If you cannot
be there due to work or whatever, arrange to leave the keys with
Jennifer Shaw, Interim Housing Coordinator, so they can get into your
3) You leave a check on the window sill in which you want the AC unit
installed. They install it and leave you a receipt on the AC unit.
4) If you have any problems with the units you contact Lincoln

Lincoln has decades of experience renting AC units, and they serve
Harvard, Mit, and other local schools. I think you will find them
efficient and professional.

I am pleased to offer this service to you, and hope it makes living at
ANTS during the summer much more comfortable!

Take care,


Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Worcester 104
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Center, MA 02459

1-617-964-1100, ext. 260

Christian Origins and Witness in India - Travel Log Available Online
This online travel log records the experiences of a group of students
and professors who are participating in a workshop of the Boston
Theological Institute together with Andover Newton Theological School
and Ecumenical and Evangelical Partners in India. Learn more about the
purpose the workshop and read Travel Log:

Campus Summer Schedule
The offices and the Library will close at 1PM on Fridays throughout
the summer. This schedule will be in effect from Friday, July 7th
through Friday, September 1st.

Our Offices and Library are closed on Tuesday, July 4th and Monday,
September 4 for the holidays.

Food Pantry
Dear Community Members,

As you know we keep a small food pantry in Sturtevant Hall (on the left
as you enter the student lounge area). This can be very helpful to
many of our students, particularly during the summer months when they
don't have the meal plan. Please remember to bring items for the pantry
from time to time (non-perishable only, please), as you are able. I
know those who need this assistance appreciate it very much.

Thank you,


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Are You Struggling?
Dear Students,

If you are having a rough time making ends meet, buying groceries and
so forth, please let me know. I will keep our conversations
confidential but I want to insure that none of you goes hungry. We are
going to try to keep the food pantry well stocked for those of you who
need this assistance, but if you are still struggling, I want to know!
Please talk to me. There are many ways for me to assist you.


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

World Cup Final Pot Luck Party!!! - July 9
July 9, 2006
2:30 P.M.

If you are a Football (Soccer to we Americans) fan or are just a World
Cup watcher or don't care for it, but won't pass up a chance for a
party with food, then have we got a plan for you.


We will be projecting the Final game on the big screen in the Student
Lounge, in High Definition! The party starts at 2:30 PM, the game at
2:55 PM.

Bring something to share; this includes food, friends and family. Our
party is for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of ANTS, friends
of friends of ANTS...

See you there!

Sponsored by the Student Association.

Contact: Len Hayward

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225