>I enjoyed our snow day in a sense because I got a lot of teaching-related things done that I otherwise would have put off until spring break, and now every paper topic my students will need this semester has been written.
But seriously, it was the Lamest. Snow. Day. Ever. It was hardly necessary to call it in the morning. It took me and Bullock less than 45 minutes to shovel our driveway and walks, and even though it was still coming down, it only created a dusting. I can kind of understand if they needed us out of the way in order to plow the parking lots (most of our lots are uncovered), but I really don’t get why they need the *whole* morning or why they then canceled the afternoon and evening classes. That was really lame, because by then the main road were all clear and dry. I realize some of my students come from small towns around here, but I would’ve understood and excused them if they missed a class.
Anyone from someplace like Buffalo, where they get real snow, would’ve laughed at this “snow day.” I think our president is strangely obsessed with safety. He thinks it’s his mission — and therefore the university’s mission — to keep people safe and healthy, and that’s all that matters. I think that’s the real reason why we closed. We’ve had three snow days since he came on as president, and none in the three years I was here prior to that.
Anyway, I now have to figure out a way to catch my classes up, and poor Victoria, because of earlier snow in which they canceled evening classes, has had 2 out of 15 once-a-week seminar meetings canceled.
Maybe the risk of a car accident isn’t worth going to class for, but maybe the president should let individuals make those choices instead of making them for us.