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Everybody Talks About It, and it will become boring

12 Feb Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Everybody Talks About It, and it will become boring

Indeed, I’d hoped to avoid the weather altogether. The massive snows have involved a lot of work particularly for physical plant, but also for many colleagues who’ve been working on decisions and options, and my thanks to all.

Our decision to reopen Friday, Feb. 12, is like all weather decisions guaranteed to annoy some. We follow our standard rule: main roads open, campus and lots adequately clear, and we’re open. I hope it’s realized that we know not everyone can make it, and we will be urging tolerance for sensible individual decisions about feasibility. (Faculty who can’t make it should obviously coordinate with their unit head.) But we are keenly aware that we need to get going, that we have lots of students on campus who’ve been pretty patient. Interestingly, our new group of Moscow State students, who arrived last weekend, have been conducting classes regardless; it helps to have experience.

I’m also keenly reminded, as I look at Facebook comments that we shut down for a longer period, that higher education, like dentistry, is not a commodity where everyone wants to get their money’s worth.

But I also appreciate the patience and good humor with which most of the community has been displaying. Again, I know additional inconvenience awaits. But hopefully we can lurch forward once more.

Everybody Talks About It, and it will become boring

Indeed, I'd hoped to avoid the weather altogether. The massive snows have involved a lot of work particularly for physical plant, but also for many colleagues who've been working on decisions and options, and my thanks to all. 

Our decision to reopen Friday, Feb. 12, is like all weather decisions guaranteed to annoy some. We have follows our standard rule: main roads open, campus and lots adequatley clear, and we're open. I hope it's realized that we know that not everyone can make it, and we will be urging tolerance for sensible individual decisions about feasibility. (Faculty who can't make it should obviously coordinate with their unit head.) But we are keenly aware that we need to get going, that we have lots of students on campus who've been pretty patient. Interestingly, our new group of Moscow State students, who arrived last weekend, have been conducting classes regardless; it helps to have experience. 

I'm also keenly reminded, as I look at Facebook comments that we shut down for a longer period, that higher education, like dentistry, is not a commodity where everyone wants to get their money's worth. 

But I also appreciate the patience and good humor with which most of the community has been displaying. Again, I know additional inconvenience awaits. But hopefully we can lurch forward once more.