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PLEASE READ: Classes Canceled Tuesday, January 28, but University Remains Open

1/27/2014 --

Dear Ross Faculty, Staff and Students:

Please read the article below that was recently posted in the University Record. As it indicates, all classes will be canceled Tuesday, but the University will be open and staff should plan to report as usual.

Further details are in the article below and can also be found on the University homepage www.umich.edu.

http://record.umich.edu/articles/ann-arbor-classes-canceled-tuesday-due-weather

Please note that all student events at the Ross School are canceled Tuesday with the exception of Net Impact's evening event, which will go on as scheduled. The Startup Workshop sponsored by the Zell Lurie Institute, however, is cancelled.

Recruiters are on campus and recruiting will continue, but please see below.

Note Regarding Recruiting:

Because of the advance arrival of on-campus interviewers, those interviews will be available to students to execute unless otherwise notified by Ross Career Services. Safety is paramount in weather conditions such as these, and anyone who does not have safe and quick access to get to the Business School should not plan to commute. In particular, if it is necessary to cancel an interview due to safety, please let RCS know right away and they will work with the recruiters to reschedule that interview at another time without detriment to the candidate.

We will soon be posting more details on the Net Impact event and recruiting on the Ross School website.

Thank you,

Alison Davis-Blake

Edward J. Frey Dean

Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business

Ann Arbor classes canceled Tuesday due to weather

To Ann Arbor Campus faculty and staff,

Ann Arbor Campus classes have been canceled on Tuesday, Jan. 28, because of extreme wind-chill temperatures, expected to be as low as 30 below zero. The cancellation includes classroom and laboratory instruction. The suspension of classes will help students avoid long campus walks and extended time waiting outdoors for bus transportation.

Campus operations will continue. However, while staff should plan to report as usual, we ask that supervisors be flexible and make reasonable accommodations for these extreme circumstances. Travel may be hazardous, especially on foot or by bus, and we ask that all of our colleagues remain sensitive to safety concerns. Parking and Transportation Services is increasing bus frequency to help minimize wait times.

Staff who are unable or choose not to travel to campus on Tuesday should contact their supervisors to use vacation time or unpaid time off.

Please also consider holding meetings by phone or video technology if they would require faculty and staff to travel or walk long distances while extraordinarily low wind chill temperatures persist.

When outdoors at home or on campus, remember to dress appropriately. Relatively short periods of exposure to these temperatures can be hazardous, and faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stay indoors as much as possible.

Faculty members with questions should contact their department chair or deanís office. Staff members should contact their supervisors.

A university committee has just begun to examine policies and practices regarding reduced operations related to extreme weather.

Martha E. Pollack

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Robert A. Winfield

Chief Health Officer

Laurita Thomas

Associate Vice President for Human Resources



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