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President’s Weekly Update for Monday, Jan. 28

Our Approach to “Snow Days”

Bear in Snow

This morning’s inclement weather has caused some to wonder about our approach when it comes to deciding whether to cancel classes, so some explanation seems in order. Generally, our crews are here by 5 a.m. to clear parking lots, walkways, roads and the like. Between 5:30 and 6, they notify Jim Muladore, who notifies me, as to whether we can sufficiently remove snow and ice to render our campus accessible and safe by the time students, faculty and staff would arrive. If not, we decide to close; that’s what happened this morning. There was heavy snow over a layer of ice that required time to remove. In the end, it comes down to a judgment call, and we do the best we can for all parties concerned.  Read the policy in the Operations Manual »

Summer Job/Internship Fair and Study Abroad Week

students at career fair

Our Career Services office is hosting a summer job and internship fair on campus tomorrow (Tuesday), and our International Programs office will hold a number activities during study abroad week, including the winter semester study abroad fair next Wednesday, Feb. 6. Please encourage your students to take advantage of opportunities such as these.

Congratulations to Faculty Authors

stack of books in library

My congratulations to Ken Jolly and Scott Youngstedt on their books published this month. Jolly’s By Our Own Strength: William Sherrill, the UNIA, and the Fight for African American Self-Determination in Detroit was published by Peter Lang Publishing, and Youngstedt’s Surviving with Dignity: Hausa Communities of Niamey, Niger was published by Lexington Books. We are proud of their accomplishments.


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