There was nothing like getting that email at 5:30 in the morning:
“NOVA ALERT – Due to weather Villanova University will be closed March 1st.”
That email offered the opportunity to either go back to sleep or get up and enjoy a nice leisurely morning, drinking a cup of coffee and watching it snow.
I am sure the students were just as excited.
It was something I had come to expect during our Spring semester; classes were going to be canceled at least once because of snow or ice.
I know when I was in grade school, I would sit and listen to the radio as they read off the school closings. There were not many things better in life than hearing your school number called.
And I have to admit, it was still just as exciting when I was 60 as when I was 10.
But those days are likely over, and we can thank/blame technology.
With the advent of tools like Zoom, there is nothing to stop classes from being held no matter what the weather is like.
Public schools in New York City and Omaha, among many others, have announced that there would be no snow days.
University of Missouri and Assumption University in Worcester, Mass have also made the decision to get rid of snow days.
I guess the only thing that might prevent classes from taking place as a result of a snowstorm would be a power outage to go with it.
But that would kind of put a damper on the snow day.
How would I be able to watch reruns of the Beverly Hillbillies?
*image from The Villanovan