How Colleges Are Responding to Hurricane Sandy
As Hurricane Sandy batters the East Coast with torrential rains and dangerous winds, we’ll be keeping track of how colleges and universities are responding to the storm and the damage it leaves in its wake. Here’s a brief look at what some campuses have done so far.
Canceled Classes — Colleges from Maryland to Massachusetts called off classes as the storm approached over the weekend. CNN estimated that some 1.2 million students would be affected on Monday.
Extended Admissions Deadlines — Many institutions use November 1 as a deadline for their early-decision and early-action admissions programs. But the National Association for College Admission Counseling urged college officials to extend that deadline, warning them that “extreme weather conditions could result in power outages for many homes and schools for an extended period of time, possibly impacting students and counselors’ ability to submit application materials by Nov. 1.” Harvard University is one institution that told applicants it is “happy” to accept late materials in light of the storm.