As you are more than likely aware, it was very cold in St. Louis yesterday. In fact, it was very cold all over the Midwest, as a massive polar vortex descended on the region. Accounting for windchill, temperatures on campus reached -15 degrees Wednesday. Understandably, many students worried about their safety in such frigid conditions, and an online petition asking Washington University to cancel classes collected over 3,400 signatures in around 24 hours. Considering peer institutions like the University of Chicago canceled classes, this was not that unreasonable of a request. But there was no official university response to the petition or the cold in general, and class went on as normal. Now, the University has every right not to cancel classes: It is an incredibly large and complex operation, and it is nearly impossible for the whole thing to come to a halt at a moment’s notice. Canceling classes has ramifications for not only relatively small things like course schedules, … [Read more...] about Staff editorial: University should clarify weather policy
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World GOP senators are pushing back against controversial foreign policy decisions made by Donald Trump, with a vote planned for Thursday afternoon on a measure that would stand in opposition to the president’s withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan. Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, the move is seen as a rebuke of Trump, who has shown significant reluctance to listen to military and intelligence officials when making decisions on international issues. Leading Republicans have argued that the legislative branch has lost too much power when it comes to U.S. foreign policy, saying the measure is a step to reclaim that constitutional authority. “Power over foreign policy has shifted to the executive branch over the last 30 years. Many of us in the Senate want to start taking it back,” McConnell said, Washington website The Hill reported. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at a press conference at … [Read more...] about Republican Senators Don’t Trust Trump to Handle Foreign Policy, Pointing to Syria and Afghanistan as They Push to Reclaim Authority
Teri Lee Wedderspoon of Suffield said when she took over as her mother’s caretaker, it was tougher than she expected to cancel the Life Alert policy they no longer needed. Wedderspoon said her mom signed up for the Life Alert Emergency Response system along with a monthly service subscription while living with Wedderspoon’s sister. “Mom was alone all day long. She absolutely needed to have the Life Alert system,” Wedderspoon said. But after Alice fell and broke a hip, Wedderspoon said the family decided that it was best for their mom to move into their Suffield home. May Wins Cabinet Backing for Brexit Deal but Pitfalls Remain “Basically, I’m retired. I can take of my mom 24/7. My husband is retired. We’re home. We don’t need the Life Alert system anymore,” said Wedderspoon. Wedderspoon called Life Alert and explained the situation and stated that she wanted to return the system and cancel the contract. “They … [Read more...] about Suffield Woman Asks For Help With Life Alert’s Cancellation Policy
By Christopher Elliott, King Features Syndicate, Inc. | July 22, 2018 at 8:00 am Dear Travel Troubleshooter: I have a problem with Viator, a site that sells tours. I booked four of its tours in Naples, Italy, this year. Unfortunately, I had to cancel the tours because I developed bronchitis and a middle ear infection in both ears. My doctor said I couldn’t travel. I emailed Viator to cancel my trips. Three of the four tours offered an immediate refund. However, my tour of the Sea Grottoes of the Amalfi Coast, for which I paid $775, did not respond. After several efforts to contact the tour operator, it declined to refund the tour, saying that it was six calendar days before my trip, and therefore will offer only a 50 percent refund. I’ve read the terms, and I believe I am entitled to a full refund. Can you help me? — Jacqueline Bohnen, Kempton Park, South Africa Answer: If you canceled 24 hours before your tour — which you did — you should get … [Read more...] about Travel Troubleshooter: Cancelled my tour — but where’s my refund, Viator?
By Christopher Elliott Published 11:08 am PDT, Friday, July 20, 2018 Photo: Rick Steves Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 When Jacqueline Bohnen cancels the Amalfi Coast tour she booked through Viator, she assumes she’ll receive a full refund. But she doesn’t. When Jacqueline Bohnen cancels the Amalfi Coast tour she booked through Viator, she assumes she’ll receive a full refund. But she doesn’t. Photo: Rick Steves Travel Troubleshooter: Canceled Amalfi tour, but refund is still abroad 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Q: I have a problem with Viator, a site that sells tours. I booked four of its tours in Naples, Italy, this year. Unfortunately, I had to cancel the tours because I developed bronchitis and a middle ear infection in both ears. My doctor said I couldn’t travel. I emailed … [Read more...] about Travel Troubleshooter: Canceled Amalfi tour, but refund is still abroad