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UA cancels classes for national championship game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - University of Alabama students won't
have to go to class the first three days of the spring semester
after the football team won a spot in the national championship
game.

Alabama Provost Judy Bonner sent an e-mail to the campus Tuesday announcing that the university is canceling classes Jan. 6-8 so that students, faculty and staff can attend the Jan. 7 game in Pasadena, Calif.

The days will not be made up later in the semester, but Bonner said students should "expect additional assignments" because of the lost class time.

Not everyone was supportive of the decision. The faculty senate
passed a resolution Tuesday stating that members were "profoundly disappointed" in the university's decision to cancel classes for a football game.


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