MU plans snow day rescheduling

Friday, February 4, 2011 | 7:01 p.m. CST; updated 3:15 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 5, 2011

COLUMBIA — A mix of MU administrators, faculty and students will help resolve how to make up the recent snow days — a decision that could come next week.

Making up multiple snow days is a challenge MU administrators haven't dealt with before. Classes haven’t been canceled twice in one year, let alone three times in a row.

A group of administrators and faculty met Friday morning to brainstorm possible options for making up the days.

Faculty Council members are considering possibilities, said Leona Rubin, chair of the executive committee. Students and other faculty will also be asked to comment.

Rubin said they hope to reach a decision next week.

“Some professors might have to come up with their own ways of making up those days,” she said.  “But we would like to give them an option.”


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Ellis Smith February 5, 2011 | 8:32 a.m.

Allow MU students the option of making up one of those snow days on Saturday, March 12th by attending the MS&T St. Patrick's Day Parade in Rolla. As it has for more than 100 years, the parade starts promptly at 11AM, rain, snow or shine.

Attending the event can most definitely be written off as a "cultural experience:" green streets, green beer, green students, etc.

Anyone concerned about political correctness should not consider making the 180 mile round trip.

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