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BYU facilitates Olympic volunteers

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PROVO, Utah — BYU will cancel classes during a part of the 2002 Winter Olympics next year, hosted by Salt Lake City.

The university will cancel classes for four days during the second week of the Winter Olympics and adjust Winter Semester 2002 to make up the canceled days, which will run Feb. 19-22. No classes were scheduled for Monday of that week, since it is Presidents Day.

University officials asked professors to allow students to make up classes they might miss while volunteering during the first week of the games.

"In keeping with President Gordon B. Hinckley's conviction that the Winter Games provide a great opportunity to serve, we believe that members of the BYU community have much to contribute to this effort," said Elder Merrill J. Bateman of the Seventy and BYU president.