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Strike boosts difficulty in finding Yale classes

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The first day of classes at Yale University was a lesson in frustration for Erica Newbury.

She searched building after building Wednesday for a public health class moved off campus by the instructor, who did not want to cross the picket lines of striking clerical, technical, service and maintenance workers.

"There were tons of picketing employees, and I couldn't find the right building," said Newbury, a graduate student in biostatistics. "It was just ridiculous."

Most classes were held in their assigned classrooms Wednesday, and Yale asked professors and teaching assistants not to move them. Some instructors said they would give students a chance to orient themselves, then would move classes off campus next week.