Hi everyone,

I’m sure everyone has seen the news about the tragic events in Brooklyn today – I hope everyone is safe. I’ve received several emails from students with concerns about traveling on the subway.

As of right now, the university is not making any provisions for changes in scheduling or modality due to these events. With that in mind, our class will meet tomorrow in person as usual and we will take the midterm exam at that time. However, I will be watching the news and my email and if I learn of any changes I will post an update here on the OpenLab.

If you miss the midterm exam with a valid excuse, you must arrange with me to take a makeup exam in May – please let me know as soon as possible. Yes, I do consider anxiety about your personal safety to be a valid excuse.

Professor Reitz