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Cesar Chavez Holiday Reinstated

TFA members at UTEP helped lead the way to the reinstatement of Cesar Chavez day on the college calendar. After vocal protests the following memo was sent to faculty from the University.

Congratulations to UTEP TFA members.

The following is a special campus UTEP Announcement approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President

Subject: César Chávez Holiday Reinstated
Message Sent: 2/8/2011 5:18:02 PM

Cesar Chavez Holiday Reinstated

The University of Texas at El Paso Faculty Senate voted Tuesday, Feb. 8, to reinstate César Chávez Day on March 31, 2011 as a "no class day." The Faculty Senate made this decision based on a clearer understanding of the new state requirements for staff holidays, which reduced by two the number of staff holidays in 2010-2011. State holiday requirements have no direct impact on the academic calendar. As a result of Tuesday's vote, no classes will be conducted on César Chávez Day in Spring 2011. "We regret the calendar confusion and the misunderstanding that resulted from it," said UTEP President Diana Natalicio. "There was absolutely no intention on the part of the Faculty Senate to dishonor César Chávez or his legacy." Natalicio also expressed her gratitude to the students and faculty who voiced their concerns and to the Faculty Senate for their expedited resolution of this matter.




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