I am deeply sorry for the series of miscommunications resulting in class cancellations today. There was a serious breakdown in our communication process, for which I take full responsibility. Draft recommendations were released as official communications prior to my authorization.
I recognize that many of you (students, faculty, and staff) made decisions about travel and class attendance in reliance on these miscommunications. The fact that there were multiple emails further compounded an already embarrassing and confusing situation.
I deeply regret this. I am taking immediate steps to ensure that this does not happen again. I am very sorry for the inconvenience this situation has created for our students, faculty and staff.
Due to continued deteriorating conditions, the campus will close at 2 p.m. today.