Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Note to students: classes only get cancelled if demonstrations are violent

Yesterday there was a peaceful rally in front of the school to get people to join the volunteer militia. Like other former Soviet states the police are still called militia here. Since classes had already been cancelled by the administration twice due to violent demonstrations, some of my students wanted me to cancel class in response to the non-violent gathering outside as well. I of course did not cancel class. In fact it is my policy not to cancel classes. The administration has a policy of closing the university if there is a threat to the physical saftey of students and employees. But, there was no such threat yesterday.

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