Krzyzewskiville temporarily shut down because of severity of the flu

Krzyzewskiville temporarily shut down because of severity of the flu

A news reporter recently posed this question to me and my tent-mates in Krzyzewskiville: “Aren’t you smarter than this?” I have been living in a tent on the Duke University campus since Jan. 12, along with 11 of my friends, in hopes of getting coveted tickets to the Duke-UNC men’s basketball game. Needless to say, we’ve gotten a

A news reporter recently posed this question to me and my tent-mates in Krzyzewskiville: “Aren’t you smarter than this?”

I have been living in a tent on the Duke University campus since Jan. 12, along with 11 of my friends, in hopes of getting coveted tickets to the Duke-UNC men’s basketball game. Needless to say, we’ve gotten a lot of questions like that, but we remain dedicated. 

Yet in the midst of the flu season, such questions seem more legitimate. On Wednesday night, line monitors who regulate K-Ville, the famous tent village at Duke, declared “grace until further notice … because of the severity of this year’s flu.”

In an email, they explained that the decision came from Dr. Larry Moneta, Duke’s vice president for student affairs.

The flu has killed 67 people in North Carolina this season, including two children. The number of flu deaths this season is already more than the 2015-2016 flu season, when 59 people died in the state.

Under Blue Tenting Rules at K-Ville, six people must be in each tent during the night and one person during the day. So people are crowded together with temperatures in the low 30s, and we don’t get much sleep because the Line Monitors regularly check to make sure the proper number of people are in each tent. 

The grace period means that students do not have to be at the tent at all, and their spots in line are still reserved until conditions improve.

So perhaps we are not, in fact, smarter than this. Or maybe we are just willing to do whatever it takes to get game tickets. Either way, it appears that Duke University is making the smart decision to keep its Cameron Crazies safe and healthy.

Read more about the K-Ville shutdown here.

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