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UW-Madison Faculty Senate votes in favor of eliminating spring break

UW-Madison
Posted at 7:23 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 12:59:49-04

MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Faculty Senate has voted in favor of eliminating spring break next semester to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The Faculty Senate voted 140-7 on the 2021 spring calendar at a meeting Monday. The revised calendar eliminates spring break and starts classes a week later, on Jan. 25.

Classes now end April 30, the same day as the current calendar.

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Officials say dropping spring break would discourage students and staff from traveling long distances and bringing the virus back to campus.

Read the revised calendar here.

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