Freezing Students Demand Snow Days

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student Reid Filiatreaux takes a cold walk to a morning linguistics classWhy do snow days have to disappear after high school? That's what two students at the University of Washington's Seattle campus want to know. They introduced a bill to the Student Senate that would kill the school's nonclosure policy. Recent snow storms have kept some students from getting to class, while others have been trapped on campus, the Daily reports. Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison can relate. While Wisconsin temperatures are the coldest they've been in 11 years, the university continues to defend its nonclosure tradition, the Badger-Herald reports . Maybe they can get some advice from the Minnesota students who braved the cold, not just to go outside, but to participate in an urban cross-country ski event. "It's all about dressing warmly," one participant told the Minnesota Daily. Thanks for the tip!

PHOTO: Steve Kinderman--AP


University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student Reid Filiatreaux takes a cold walk to a morning linguistics class, Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, in Eau Claire, Wis. Double-digit subzero temperatures kept Wisconsin in the deep freeze Monday, closing hundreds of schools and day care centers because of the dangerously cold weather.