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Purdue students relieved classes are cancelled Wednesday

Purdue students are thankful classes are cancelled Wednesday.

Posted: Jan 29, 2019 11:27 PM
Updated: Jan 30, 2019 5:14 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue students say they are thankful classes are cancelled Wednesday. The university suspended classes until Thursday due to the expected record-setting wind chill.

"I think it's a wise decision considering the cold," said Purdue graduate student Tiffana Ross. "I mean it's better for us to have our health than be studying and sick."

Purdue has now cancelled classes 12 times since 1977 due to snow or wind chill. 

"I'm pretty pumped about it," said Purdue student Nicola Spaulding. ""I'm probably not going to be leaving my room or anything, but I am pretty excited. I know it doesn't happen here very often."

Despite classes being cancelled, Purdue staff members are still expected at work Wednesday. A Purdue spokesperson said staff can use paid or unpaid leave if they can't make it to campus. 

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