- Harvard University, though historically averse to cancelling classes, opted to suspend “all but core operations” Monday, according to a post on Harvard.edu.
- The weather-related class cancelations are Harvard's first in 34 years, the last having occurred due to a blizzard in 1978.
- CNN reports that 1.2 million college students in Sandy-affected areas experienced class cancelations Monday.
From the article:
"... In the past, Harvard has been notoriously reluctant to cancel classes because of bad weather—in 1977, former Dean of Students Archie C. Epps III quipped that “Harvard University will close only for an act of God, such as the end of the world.” The last weather-related closure was caused by the historic blizzard of 1978. Before that, the University had not closed since a catastrophic 1938 hurricane. ..."