Cornell University canceled classes on Monday — just the fourth time its done so in decades.

As Winter Storm Looms, Cornell Cancels Monday Classes

The University canceled all Monday classes on its Ithaca campus amid a snowstorm predicted to hit Ithaca with approximately six to 12 inches of snow. This is only the fourth time in the past 26 years the University has canceled all classes because of inclement weather.

One year ago on November 18, 2018, students hopeful for a snow day were disappointed when admins failed to call off classes.

Under Heavy Snow Forecast, University Mum on Class Cancellation

As students trek back to campus after Thanksgiving Break, Cornell’s Ithaca campus is under a Winter Storm Watch from Sunday until Monday night. Approximately eight to 12 inches of snow are expected to hit Ithaca starting Sunday morning. Multiple transportation services have made inclement weather changes for weekend travelers. The company OurBus canceled all its Sunday trips to Ithaca and added additional Saturday trips, according to 14850.com. Coach USA’s Shortline Ithaca Platinum service rescheduled all Sunday departures to leave between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Other Shortline buses leaving from New York City on Sunday will only operate between 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m, according to the service’s website.

The assembly takes a vote at the Student Assembly meeting at Willard Straight Hall on November 21st, 2019.

S.A. States Solidarity with Syracuse Students

Amid student-led protests at Syracuse University over a slew of racist incidents, the Student Assembly passed a statement of support of these students on Thursday. “The Student Assembly calls on leadership at Cornell, at Syracuse, in New York State and on the Federal Government level to acknowledge and investigate these hate crimes and allocate all resources possible to support the communities affected,” the statement read. “We look forward to seeing justice delivered.”

For nearly two weeks, Syracuse has experienced a number of racist incidents that garnered national attention. These incidents included instances of racist graffiti, depictions of swastikas and hate speech directed towards black and Asian students. Tensions heightened when students were reportedly sent a racist, conspiratorial manifesto about white genocide.