Cancel U of I classes Monday 1/27/14 to protect campus community
  • Petitioning Phyllis M. Wise

This petition will be delivered to:

Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phyllis M. Wise
Dean of Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kenneth T. Ballom
Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Reneé Romano

Cancel U of I classes Monday 1/27/14 to protect campus community

    1. Matthew Hill
    2. Petition by

      Matthew Hill

      Champaign, IL

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Monday, January 27, 2014 in Champaign County, IL. Air temperatures will be below 0°F and extremely strong wind chills will lower them to -25°F to -35°F, which can cause frostbite within 10-15 minutes of exposure. Phyllis M. Wise, Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has sent out a massmail to students, faculty, and staff warning them of the conditions and informing them that the campus will operate as normal. Surrounding public schools have already closed their facilities, in addition to universities across the state.


Canceling classes is a responsible measure to ensure that the entire campus community remains safe during these exterme weather conditions. If you feel the same, sign this petition to let the Chancellor know.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 9,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • michael scheel COLUMBIA, MD
      • 8 days ago

      Man up and put a coat on. I walked through feet of snow to get to school daily in upstate NY. I'll pay for this comment with a vote.

    • Michaela Fazecas OVIEDO, FL
      • 7 months ago

      I've lived through Chicago winters...'nuff said!

    • Erika Duritsky FORT MYERS, FL
      • 7 months ago

      Did they end up cancelling?

    • Roberta Paul WESTLAKE, OH
      • 8 months ago

      My niece attends U of I and I don't want her getting frostbite!

    • Katherine Maney WINSTON SALEM, NC
      • 8 months ago

      As a parent and RN I believe it is ill advised to ask human beings to travel in weather that is below zero.


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