CINCINNATI - Students at the University of Cincinnati are making history Monday as they will enter a semester calendar year instead of quarters for the first time in 50 years.
UC joins other Ohio public universities in converting to semesters in accordance with the state's plan for higher education. UC will divide the academic year into fall, spring and summer terms instead of four quarters.
"UC has been really good about planning with everyone," said Aaron Rumburg, a UC senior. "We all had individual advising plans and there's lots of advisers to talk to in order to make sure everyone stays on track and doesn't get behind."
The semesters will allow for more in-depth teaching and classroom projects and open up study-abroad opportunities. It also will give students a jump on the job market instead of getting a late start because of the late graduation date.
UC students return under new leadership. New interim president Santa Ono will take the helm after Greg Williams suddenly retired last week.
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