2A - Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
2A - Wednesday, February 10, 2010 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom
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When the U' had snow days
Despite all the snow covering cam-
pus, the chances of class being cancelled
Butthe story knownto manystudents
about a University Law student suing
the University for money lost because
of a snow day cancellation is an urban
While the story is entertaining to
prospective students touring campus,
University spokeswoman Kelly Cun-
ninghamsaid itnsimply isn't true.
"While there's been a long-standing
rumor about such a lawsuit, the Univer-
sity's Office of the General Counsel has
never found any record of it," Cunning-
ham said yesterday.
But University officials are still hesi-
tant to cancel classes - the University
hasn'thad a snow day since 1978 when 19
inches of snow covered campus.
According to a Jan. 28, 1978 article in
The Michigan Daily, students spent the
day lounging in the snow, with "Endless
Summer" serving as their background
music. In addition, some students also
got sunburns from spending the day
lounging in the snow, according to the
The storm caused classes to be can-
celled for more than a day and because
it came on the day of the add/drop dead-
line, thatdeadline had to be extended.
The storm's widespread effect was
so great that President Jimmy Carter
declared a state of emergency for Michi-
gan - ordering snowplows, patrol cars
and National Guard trucks to help clear
snow in the city, on campus and through-
out the state, according to the article.
During the process of snow clearing,
many other University events and activi-
ties were postponed, according to the
article. The inclement weather meant
food could not be delivered to the dining
halls and campus eateries. As a result,
dieticians had to get food from local
markets to hold the dining halls over and
keep students fed until food deliveries
Cunningham said the likelihood of
another snow day is very rare because
most students live on or close to campus.
"We basically never cancel classes
because we're a residentialschool,"Cun-
niugham said. "People can gethere."
In the University's nearly 200-year
history, classes have only been can-
celled University-wide two othertimes,
once in 1945 and again in 1974, accord-
ing to a Dec. 7, 2006 article published in
The University's Flint and Dearborn
campuses cancel classes more frequent-
ly because ofthe large commuter student
population. Both campuses cancelled
all classes and activities for the day at
4 p.m. yesterday in anticipation of the
winter weather, according to an article
published yesterday in the University
School of Music, Theatre and Dance freshman Duo
Tracy rehearses for the play "Waiting" at the Wal-
green Drama Center yesterday.
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reported. The sign was w
$300. There are no suspe
WHERE: Smith Law Libr
WHEN:Monday at about 3:
WHAT: A female Univer
student observed a man i
his 30s masturbating in
lower level of the law lib:
University Police reporte
The man was describeda
bald and wore a sweater
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;n basketball game
WHERE: Central Campus
t noon WHEN: Monday at about 9
as WHAT: Three male Univer-
r of sity students reported that an
olice iPhone, shoes and credit cards
orth were stolen while they were
cts. playing basketball, University
Police reported. The total
self value of the stolen items was
ary Hospital assault
WHERE: Mott Children's
in WHEN: Monday at about 2:40
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nd. assaulted a male University
as hospital staff member, Univer-
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member was not injured.
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mints out of a pilllbottle to calm
their fears about an exam. The
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take a pill every five minutes if
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