UA Faculty Upset Over Canceled Classes

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The University of Alabama faculty senate is upset over the campus canceling three days of classes for the national championship game.

The group passed a motion Tuesday stating that members were "profoundly disappointed" in the university's decision to cancel classes for a football game.

Professor John Vincent said the situation is a "true embarrassment" for the university because it sacrifices 95 percent of students for the 5 percent who will be at the game.

But other members were supportive. Senate Vice President Clark Midkiff said he and the senate president told administrators they supported the move to cancel classes.

An e-mail was sent to campus Tuesday announcing that classes would be canceled Jan. 6-8 so that students, faculty and staff can attend the Jan. 7 game in Pasadena, Calif.

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  • by shonda Location: meridain on Dec 10, 2009 at 12:37 PM
    to jay, you are probably not a fan, so it really doesnt' matter to you. they should have a opportunity to attend the game if they wanted to. their just showing support for their team. ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!
  • by jay Location: dixon on Dec 9, 2009 at 06:36 PM
    Just goes to show how much they place sports over education in the world of today
  • by Big time Bama Girl Location: Lower Alabama on Dec 9, 2009 at 06:24 PM
    If I were the faculty, I'd be happy and honored, it has been a looooooooooooong time since Alabama has been to Nationals. Show some school spirit people!!!
  • by Stephen Location: Alabama on Dec 9, 2009 at 02:23 PM
    Troy University, like Alabama, has also suspended classes for two full days (Jan. 6th & 7th) so that their students may head to Troy's bowl game (GMAC Bowl) in Mobile on Jan. 6th. This is not a big deal folks. Texas doesn't start the new semester until Jan. 19th and Central Michigan (Troy's opponent) doesn't start until mid-January as well. I guarantee you that other schools in Alabama's and Troy's position would do the same exact thing. Folks should stop and think about this special scenario because the 'lost' class time is going to be made up when the students return to class.
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