So while we’re on the subject of academic calendar discontent, it’s worth pointing out that the first day of classes for Spring Term falls on Inauguration Day, when approximately all of the Earth’s population will congregate in Washington for Obama’s swearing-in. 

One Bwog staffer was quick to point out that “the first day of classes doesn’t matter,” while another countered that it does matter if you have a seminar on Tuesday and the professor hands over your spot to a lucky wait-lister.

Unlike student council’s tenuous battle against Study Day, this is one unfortunate act of calendering that’s not going anywhere. So, the decision is yours, but the generosity of your new professors is up to the fates.