Resolution 02-23: TURKEY BREAK

Number 02-23
Description Wednesday off before Thanksgiving
Authored by Justin Glasgow
Sponsored by Bryon Runyon
Date Submitted Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Date Considered Thursday, January 1, 1970
General Body Vote Tuesday, December 2, 2003
Committee Committee Affairs
Result Killed By General Body
Remarks FAILED
Whereas The five days surrounding Thanksgiving, beginning with Wednesday and ending with Sunday, are statistically the most traveled days of the year (Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. D.O.T); and
Whereas Many Students travel out of town for Thanksgiving; and
Whereas The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often the day that these students must travel to their holiday destination; and
Whereas Not all professors issue 'walks' to their classes on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving; and
Whereas Many students' travel plans are subsequently compromised by having to attend classes on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, or they are focused to miss valuable class time in order to fulfill their travel plans.
Be It Further Resolved That The University designate the Wednesday immediately prior to Thanksgiving as a part of Thanksgiving break, thus affording all students a reprieve from classes and adequate time to travel or prepare for their Thanksgiving holiday.