U of I students attack chancellor on Twitter after no snow day call

By WEEK Producer

January 28, 2014 Updated Jan 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM CDT

URBANA, Ill. -- Not all students in the state got a snow day on Monday.

Students at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign were told in via e-mail on Sunday night that classes were not cancelled for Monday.

That upset some students who took their anger out on social media. While the attacks started out as simple rants, they quickly turned into attacks on the school's Chancellor.

Students started a petition drive against the decision to stay open but some of the online comments were about Chancellor Phyllis Wise. One said 'Asians and women are not responsible for their decision".

Another student asked for help in deciding if he should shoot wise or Hitler.

"It's silly to me that people can't control what they say, so it becomes national news because they're upset for five minutes about having to go to classes in the cold,” said U of I student Andrew Biever.

"A little too offensive, I think,” said student Kate Woodruff. “If I were the Chancellor reading that, I'd be really hurt by the comments."

The University said there will be no punishment for students who made the comments about the Chancellor.

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