The University of Michigan Tuesday canceled classes for the first time in 36 years.
School officials based the decision on the extremely low temperatures forecast, and the danger they pose to students traveling across campus to attend classes. University of Michigan spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald says other parts of the university, such as the Health System, remained open. The cancelation of classes was a departure from Michigans's controversial decision earlier this month to remain open during a similar cold spell.
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