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

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.

This petition was 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

    Matthew Hill started this petition with a single signature, and now has 9,049 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.