Snow forces GW to cancel reading days

GW will use the designated reading days in April to make up for three and a half snow days this semester. Hatchet File Photo by Erica Christian
GW will use the designated reading days in April to make up for three and a half snow days this semester. Hatchet File Photo by Erica Christian

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Jacqueline Thomsen.

Don’t count on reading days to cram for finals this spring.

After three and a half snow days this semester, GW will take away its reading days in favor of make-up days.

Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, were initially scheduled as reading days for students to prepare for finals, but will instead run on Thursday and Monday schedules, respectively.

Provost Steven Lerman announced the changes Friday at a Faculty Senate meeting and said the revised schedule would be officially announced next week, pending a possible snowfall Tuesday.

The Capital Weather Gang is forecasting snow along the East Coast early next week, but also warned that it could miss D.C. entirely.

Lerman said that if the University cancelled classes again this semester, finals would not be pushed back, but officials would make necessary adjustments.

Several professors have had to push back papers and exams this semester to make up for the cancellations.

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