College Utilizing Website on Snow Days

By: Estephany Escobar Email
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WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WHSV) -- Snow days may keep students out of the classroom, but some colleges in our area want students to keep learning from home.

Tierra Williams, a student at Blue Ridge Community College, uses a website for classes online and on-campus where professors usually post assignments or lectures; some of them even do it on snow days.

Bob Young, the vice president of instruction and student services at BRCC, said the assignments don't have to be done on a snow day, but they can help keep the pace of the class going.

"We encourage them to take because it keeps our students moving forward. The less interruption they have, the better," said Young.

"It is not our fault that it is snowy, there is no point to add more work," said Williams.

Both Eastern Mennonite University and Mary Baldwin College also use online tools on snow days.

The BRCC Faculty Senate will discuss later this week if make up days are needed.


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