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Petitioning Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Phyllis M. Wise and 2 others

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.

Letter 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
Close U of I Monday 1/27/14 to protect students, faculty, and staff

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. 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 student body stays safe during these extreme weather conditions. Please reconsider telling students to risk their health and safety by forcing them to attend class in subzero temperatures.