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by , 29th October 2012 at 05:00 PM (634 Views)
(Warning, there is some griping in this blog) Well, today I had my land and field measurement lab, as scheduled. Virginia Tech was one of the only (if not the only) public universities open today, after a debacle last night where they emailed everyone the message "classes are cancelled" only to email ANOTHER message 20 minutes later saying "classes are not cancelled." No apology for the unprofessional mix-up or anything.
Anyway, I had my outdoor lab this afternoon, and boy was it awful. All we did was walk around campus for 3 hours recording GPS waypoints, and in this weather, it was almost like we were walking around during a nuclear winter or something, and my cold didn't really help :P and although my instructor, being from Green Bay, Wisconsin, pranced around like it was July, eventually we got him to admit that yes, the weather was poor outside.
In the end, we had to cut the lab short after we were about 2/3 of the way done, because it was taking us so long to get to all of the waypoints with the weather as it was, and we would have been collecting data until 6:45 otherwise. I guess it just goes to show that when the VT administration develops a God complex and rejects a direct order from the Governor of the state, they don't really consider the fact that some students have prolonged labs outdoors.
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Updated 29th October 2012 at 05:11 PM by Sunburn



  1. UnovaCastaway's Avatar
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    How bad is that weather in VA?

    I'm in NJ, and we're getting SMACKED. Most of the colleges and school districts, including my current grad school, Rowan, closed as of Saturday. My undergrad college, Rutgers, very rarely closes unless it's catastrophic.

    Rutgers finally decided to cancel classes last night, but employees can still come to work if they have their IDs.

    One time during my junior year, Rutgers stayed open during a nasty snowstorm, and I remember one class that day where only a third of the students showed up because the rest were commuters who couldn't drive. The professor gave everyone there extra credit. I felt bad for the commuters though.


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