Sunday, October 30, 2011

Universities Closed on Halloween Because of the Snowstorm

This is just in -- UMass Amherst will be closed tomorrow, Monday, October 31, 2011, which is Halloween,and my husband's university, the University of Hartford will also be closed tomorrow.

For a list of other college and university closings click here.

Numerous school systems (elementary and high school) are also closed tomorrow due to the snowstorm that has resulted in massive power outages in the Northeast (over 3 million without power).

Today, as I wrote earlier on this blog, we spent much of the day in the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, since it had power and we could catch up on some work with the Internet and heat working.

Plus, we went out with one of my doctoral students to have dinner at the Berkshire Commons at UMass Amherst, since our home still has no power, and were treated to a delicious feast. It was nice to see so many students plus even some faculty with their children getting dinner.

Let's hope that the power gets restored before too long, although our Governor, Deval Patrick, does not sound very optimistic.