Ohio University says it's considering abandoning its quarter schedule in favor of a calendar based ontraditional semesters.
Since the late 1960s, O-U has operated with three, ten-week
quarters, while most other universities use two 15-week semesters.
Now O-U President Roderick McDavis says the school will decide in
the spring whether to make the switch.
Provost Kathy Krendl said changing the schedule would lessen
student spending on books and make it easier for students to get
summer jobs and internships, which is difficult sometimes because
the spring quarter stretches into June.
But the students say they like the quarter system's shorter
terms, which they say makes difficult classes and professors more
bearable and gives them a six-week winter break.
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