school closing http://wemu.org en University of MIchigan Cancels Classes for first time since 1978 http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-cancels-classes-first-time-1978 <div>The University of Michigan Tuesday <a href="http://umich.edu/announcement/2014-01-28/">canceled classes</a> for the first time in 36 years.</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>School officials based the decision on the extremely low temperatures forecast, and the danger they pose to students traveling across campus to attend classes.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>University of &nbsp;Michigan spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald says other parts of the university, such as the Health System, remained open.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The cancelation of classes was a departure from&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigans's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;controversial decision earlier this month to remain open during a similar cold spell.</span></div><div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:18:48 +0000 Bob Eccles 40794 at http://wemu.org University of MIchigan Cancels Classes for first time since 1978