Duke Divinity School and University Open Monday, February 1

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Sunday, January 31, 2010
Dear Divinity School Community:

As you have likely seen from other media, Duke University will be open on Monday and classes will be held. The provost urges that everyone use caution both in determining safety in travel to and from campus, and in walking around campus.

We at the Divinity School recognize that our community may face particular challenges due to the snow and ice, as well as to school system closings in the area that affect parents with school-age children.

Hence, we advise the following: Faculty members may use discretion whether or not to cancel their classes scheduled for Monday afternoon. If you decide to hold your class, we urge you to be gracious with students who are unable to attend either because of travel constraints or family concerns. If you decide to cancel a class, please let your students know as well as Todd Maberry.  To correspond with students in your class, we recommend using Blackboard.  If you need assistance, please contact Todd or, during office hours, call 660-3428.

If students have questions about courses scheduled for Monday, please email professors directly.  We encourage students to use discretion in assessing family concerns as well as whether travel is safe in light of your particular circumstances. Please use your best judgment.

The Curriculum Committee will NOT meet in person at 9 a.m. There will be an online message to members of the committee about its business.

The Faculty Colloquium, led by Professor Allen Verhey, WILL be held as scheduled. It begins at 11 a.m.

Please stay safe and prudent as we recover from this storm.

Grace and Peace,