I talked to some of the students today who are hanging around campus. The library's open and they can see their friends.
All of them say they're bored!
One student said, "we're wasting time being off in the middle of the semester."
No one mentioned the 'threat' of swine flu; in fact the joke among the students is to cough and then everyone laughs.
To make up for the lost time, we will continue this semester in January when we come back from our winter/Christmas break. Final exams will be in February. The spring semester will extend two weeks to the end of May and classes will be 10 minutes longer - to 85 minutes.