I feel like Kermit with this special report, so here you have it.
Another straight cut-and-paste from our emails that came in at 11:38 AM today (only the color has been changed to honor my muppet friend):
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Chicago area and to ensure the safety of City Colleges students, faculty, and staff, CCC Chancellor Cheryl Hyman has announced full closure of the seven City Colleges campuses and all their associated satellites effective 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 until Thursday, Feb. 3.
There will be NO classes or events held Tuesday, Feb. 1 after 2:00 p.m. and buildings will be closed at 2:00 p.m. There will be NO classes or events held Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Classes will resume their regular schedules Thursday, Feb. 3 unless otherwise noted.
Due to the 24/7 nature of some campus operations, those employees considered “situationally critical” are expected to report to work. All other employees should remain at home. Staff should check with their supervisors to determine if they are “situationally critical.”
Students, faculty, and staff, please look for further details on the CCC web site, your emails, your local news and in CCC social media outlets Face Book and Twitter. It is also imperative that you keep your contact information current on Blackboard at http://www.ccc.edu/alert.asp should we need to contact you immediately with updates.
CTA has added trains to accommodate people leaving early to go home. Be careful and be safe.
3 thoughts on “Are U ready for the blizzard?”
Snow Day!!! I feel like I’m twelve…whoo-hoo!!!
It took me twice as long to get home. I’m not complaining. I made lemons out of lemonade. Public transportation became public library.
High-five to the CTA conductors and drivers.
My two cents…..
I’m thrilled. Other institutions, NEIU as one example, have been very responsible about closures due to weather on behalf of student transportation issues for several years. CCC and CPS, traditionally, have not been as considerate of student needs. This time, I am impressed and delighted that both agencies came together, assessed the situation and came to a logical well thought out decision. Although separate decisions, each reflects a new view of the students as people with families, homes, and responsibilities other than school. It would be a great sacrifice and personal challenge for all of the city’s students to attend classes on Thursday. (It is pertinent to include a sidenote that most of us are aware of the “lunch issue” at CPS and this remains a concern. The hesitation of closure for CPS, for fear of leaving students without resources is understandable. Still, many children walking in the street to get that lunch at school is also dangerous.)
For CCC, this does not slow down instruction. I’m sure most of us are posting assignments online or conducting some sort of individual take home assignment or conducting class in some online forum. I expect we will not sacrifice an instructional minute.
I am impressed. Stay safe. Stay warm.
We will be helping our neighbors.