January 26, 2004

There are big differences between urban and suburban colleges and universities.

There are also big differences between residential and commuter colleges and universities.

Suburban State U has a lot of students living on campus, but at heart it is still a commuter school - perhaps it is that the faculty and staff all live a ways away.

Why do I say this?

They closed for a mere 3 inches of snow.

I am used to urban schools and residential schools where classes continue for everything short of a hurricane.

Now I get to merge my class plans for today with my intentions for Wednesday.

EDIT: ah HA - we have another snowstorm scheduled to start during the afternoon rush hour. Now cancelling school makes a little more sense - even though here in our inner suburb the streets were all plowed by 7:00am.

Posted by Red Ted at January 26, 2004 08:01 AM | TrackBack