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I Cannot Believe A School With A Sterling Academic Reputation Like Alabama Would Do Something Like This

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To avoid any conflicts with their football team’s participation in the National Championship game on January 7th, the University of Alabama has canceled all classes for January 6th through January 8th.

The school said Tuesday that students will have to make up for the lost class time. They have two days of classes upon returning from the Christmas break before getting another respite.

Alabama cited the number of students who have to be in Pasadena, Calif., and those students and staff who want to attend the game.

Makes sense. To be honest, I was planning to use this news story as a way to make fun of how low a priority academics are at a school like the University of Alabama, but I did some checking, and surprisingly, according to U.S News & World Report, the University of Alabama is tied for 43rd in its 2010 rankings of best public universities. You learn something new every day.

Despite this little factoid, I will still maintain that people who live in Alabama are all big dummies. I read it on the internet, so you know it’s true.

‘Bama calls off classes from Jan. 6-8 for title game [CBS Sports]