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UW proposes cutting a week from winter break

April 11, 2019

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming administrators are proposing revisions to the school’s academic calendar.

Under the proposal, students would get a full week off for Thanksgiving but winter break would be shorten from five weeks to four and spring semester would begin the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that the proposed calendars would mean six more instructional days each year.

The proposed changes would go into effect in fall 2020 and run through spring 2023.

The proposal to shorten winter break comes after UW surveyed students, faculty and staff about their preferences for winter break. The majority in all three groups said they wanted at least four weeks off.

Calendar committee chairman Donal Skinner says many students already leave for the full week of Thanksgiving.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com