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Classes delayed; year-end date unaffected

In light of the weekend’s events and President Barack Obama’s visit to the UA campus, all classes have been cancelled for today.

The change will not push Wednesday classes to Thursday, nor will it add a day to the semester.

UA President Robert Shelton said that changes in classes will be handled on a case-by-case basis, with each professor and instructor working with his or her lesson plans to compensate for the loss of Wednesday’s class time.

Cancelling classes will limit the “”to-ing and fro-ing”” around campus to allow for less foot traffic not involved with Wednesday night’s event, according to Shelton.

For classes with Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-only meeting times, this means that the first week of the school year will be lost for student-instructor interaction.

Beth Acree, university registrar, had no recollection as to whether a full day of classes has ever been cancelled before at the UA or under these circumstances.

With confirmation from the UA Provost’s Office, Acree said “”this delay of the start of classes will not change any of our published dates or deadlines.””

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