Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late last night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

Exhibit of International Historic Menus

The CIA's Conrad N. Hilton Library on the Hyde Park campus is exhibiting international historic menus from more than 50 countries.The Conrad N. Hilton Library on the Hyde Park campus is exhibiting international historic menus from more than 50 countries. On display is a selection of menus covering six continents and restaurants in countries as disparate as Israel, the Congo, Greece, China, and Guatemala. Dated menus include ones from Copenhagen in 1960; Buenos Aires in 1967; and Nassau, Bahamas in 1970.

Admission is free to view the exhibit, which will be on display in the library’s Donald and Barbara Tober Exhibit Room through November. When the college is in session, the Exhibit Room is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends.

The CIA’s entire historical menu collection includes more than 25,000 pieces and dates back to 1855.

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