Waiting for Wilma: Tuesday is Canceled Too

Fresh into my in-box:

University of Miami Closed Monday and Tuesday

The University of Miami is closed Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25. All classes, clinical activities, and events are canceled for Monday. All classes and events are canceled for Tuesday; however, a decision on Tuesday’s clinical activities at the UM medical campus will be announced on Monday at 2 p.m.

The people making these decisions for the University consult with the weather experts at RSMAS. (RSMAS is widely acknowledged to be one of the few, perhaps the only, world-class faculties on campus; I’ve heard people elsewhere say the oceanography parts of it are #1 or #2 in the world.) That the University is willing to make this decision so far in advance is not cheerful.

From a selfish point of view, and assuming we make it through Wilma in the same number of pieces we are now, it means a lot of make-up classes in a decreasingly short period, which cannot be good for my students’ understanding of the material.

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