Post Tagged with: "Snow Day"

Snow Days Require  Coordinated Strategy

Snow Days Require Coordinated Strategy

At 4 a.m. Thursday, three Georgetown administrators convened on a conference call to decide whether thousands of university students and faculty would have class. Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher Augostini, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and School of Medicine Executive Dean Howard Federoff and Provost Robert[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

A Snow Day Solution

When many students were holding their breath in anticipation of a snow day Sunday evening, an email from University Registrar John Q. Pierce dampened the exciting prospect of a three-day weekend. Almost three hours before students received notice that classes had been cancelled Monday, Pierce informed the Georgetown community that the university[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Sending a Clear Message

Sending a Clear Message

On Monday night, two words disappointed students across campus: “liberal leave.” This message from HOYAlert announcing that the university would remain open despite an impending snowstorm was then contradicted hours later, when HOYAlert notified students, faculty and staff that Georgetown would in fact be closed Tuesday. In this case, the[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments Opinion

Establish Snow Day Policy

This February’s Syracuse-like winter weather inconvenienced students, faculty and staff alike. The university and its employees should be commended for staying ahead of the storm, keeping sidewalks clean and ensuring the continuation of basic services at O’Donovan Hall and Lauinger Library. Its decisions to cancel the Presidents Day holiday and[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Scheduling Change

First, I want to thank Provost James O’Donnell for his efforts during what surely must be a stressful week. He and his staff are to be commended for their continued efforts to make our Georgetown learning experiences as valuable as possible, and his efforts to find new ways to connect[Read More…]

by February 11, 2010 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized
Realities of Snowpocalypse

Hearkening Back to Snow Day Exhilaration of Childhood

Snow days are magical. As a kid growing up in Chicago, I cherished snow days because they were so elusive. There was not lack of snow, but the city was well bolstered against most types of weather attacks. If a snowstorm hit, but the snow stopped falling by the wee[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Closure Slippery

It’s rare that Fox News and Barack Obama come to agreement, but the two have found some common ground in dubbing the latest blizzard “Snowmageddon.” In response to the massive winter storm that has paralyzed the District of Columbia and rivaled the 1922 single-snowfall record for the District, the university[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized