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Dead Day gone

Written by Cole Edwards, Multimedia Editor

Enjoy yourself Tuesday on “dead day” because there’s not another one coming along at least through 2020.

Last year at this time, President William J. McKinney approved a schedule devised by the faculty-senate that will take effect this fall. The final schedule we have been accustomed to will be changed.

The new calendar will now include a four-day finals week for both fall and spring semesters, a three-day Thanksgiving break and a two-day fall break.

There will be no dead day during finals week either semester.

At the time, Dr. McKinney said he believed the decision “serves the best interest of most Valdosta State students, faculty and staff.”

Across campus, students are expressing that they will likely miss the extra day to study.

“I kind of like that there’s an extra day to spread the exam out on, but I do still wish we had that extra day to study,” Britleigh Rogers, sophomore special educations major, said.

To some students, “dead day” is already non-existent.

“I already have a test this year on dead day, so I already feel like my dead day is gone,” Sam Sewell, junior speech communications major, said. “I do think dead day is a good thing, and they shouldn’t take it away.”

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