Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Inside Higher Ed, Colleges Cancel Snow Days:
In many cases, a COVID-19-induced pivot to online learning last spring paved the way for colleges and universities large and small to eliminate or curtail snow days. For example, at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., classes already scheduled to be online are to be held even if the university changes its operating status because of inclement weather -- although exceptions exist if instructors or students would encounter certain difficulties. Cornell students taking in-person classes can even be required to move to online substitutes amid severe weather if an online version already exists and if students have adequate internet access. Cornell wasn't affected by this most recent storm, though, as classes had yet to resume for the spring semester.
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