Oklahoma gets a little snow, closes for three days. Then there’s us.


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Emily Barske

The University of Oklahoma had classes cancelled today and will close again tomorrow due to inclement weather. The campus initially shut down at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 20 during a winter weather advisory, according to the OU Daily.

Oklahoma’s campus, like Iowa State’s, has been covered in ice. The prediction for tomorrow in Norman, Oklahoma is a “one-tenth of an inch of ice accumulation,” according to the OU Daily, while Ames can expect about two inches of snow and ice mix. 

A previous story in the Iowa State Daily looked at Iowa State’s policy states: “In the event of inclement weather or other emergency, the president or other designated representatives, in consultation with appropriate university administrators, may declare,” either that classes are cancelled or that the university and buildings are closed.

According to the university website, “safety is the first concern, but a strong second is providing students with a good education. Each class missed is a lost educational opportunity.”

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