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Several colleges and universities across the country are removing spring break from their academic calendars amid concerns that it would cause a spike in coronavirus cases.
On Thursday, the University of Michigan became the latest school to cancel the annual vacation period, historically marked with travel and partying among college students.
According to a letter penned by University of Michigan Dearborn Chancellor Domenico Grasso to request the change, the move would “mitigate the possible risks associated with campus community members who may have traveled during the middle of the semester,” ABC News reported.
The institution joined a handful of other Big Ten universities who have already scrapped the spring vacation, including University of Wisconsin-Madison, Purdue University, Ohio State University and the University of Iowa.
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