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Earlier today, Auburn University sent a letter to the faculty letting them know that classes would be held on January 10, 2011, the same day that Auburn takes on the Oregon Ducks in the BCS National Championship Game. A few hours later, the students got this letter:

Dear Students,

Classes for the Spring 2011 semester will begin as scheduled on Monday,
January 10, 2011.

That same day, the Auburn University football team will play in the BCS
National Championship game in Glendale, Arizona. Many faculty and
students have expressed interest in attending the game. Students must
notify their instructors and/or internship coordinator in writing (email
is acceptable), if they are missing classes January 10 or January 11 to
attend the BCS Championship game. Students are encouraged to notify
their instructors as soon as possible but no later than January 9, 2011.
Students should direct specific questions and concerns to the Dean’s
office of their school or college.

Arrangements are being made for viewing the game on campus. Stay tuned
to the University website for further information.

War Eagle!

Dr. Ainsley Carry
Vice President for Student Affairs
Auburn University

I obviously do not care because I am no longer a student, but I do remember making fun of Alabama for canceling class for their game. So if we can do something that Alabama didn’t do, I’m all for it. By the way, I highly doubt most teachers would have class that day anyway, unless you’ve got one of those that sleeps under his desk and hasn’t shaved since Vietnam.

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RobertBrennan 12/07/2010 at 3:34 pm

Everyone is complaining about it on Facebook and such, but they don’t seem to realize most classes are going to be cancelled by the professor anyway. Otherwise, just skip and miss getting a syllabus handed to you. Big deal.

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JackTheRabbit 12/07/2010 at 3:48 pm

Problem is most classes will drop you from the schedule if you don’t show up on the first day. Obviously the best solution is for every student to e-mail their teachers and say they won’t be there. Then classes will get cancelled.

KrisKinnus 12/07/2010 at 3:57 pm

I graduated from AU Theatre in ’08, and unless their departmental policy has changed, the deal was two unexcused misses before your grade dropped. However, a few profs’ would tack their own quirk to it; the worst of which, one unexcused absence meant a letter grade with no questions asked. Two equaled another letter, three and you failed. Granted, if there were 40 courses in the curriculum only maybe 3 of them were like this.

…but would it be worth it? I’d say there’s always next semester.


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