On January 16, 2018, The Lantern published an article that examined what steps the university takes in determining if closing for winter weather is appropriate.
"As winter weather continues, temperatures are beginning to drop and roads are getting slick from ice, causing Ohio State students — and perhaps staff and faculty — to hope for a snow day. But what does it actually take for the university to cancel classes for a day?
"In short, it’s complicated.
"The decision for the university to have a snow day is made using input from multiple groups on campus, including Ohio State’s Facilities Operations and Development, Transportation and Traffic Management, the university’s Department of Public Safety, the Office of Student Life, CampusParc and others, said Bob Armstrong, the director of Emergency Management and Fire Prevention, in an email."
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