University Of Wisconsin-Madison Considers Expanding Summer School

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For some college students, the idea of year-round classes has appeal.

"That would be awesome," said UW-Madison junior Michael Van Voorhis of taking engineering courses during the normally slow months between spring and fall. The chemical engineering major from Minneapolis took an organic chemistry class over the summer two years ago and wishes the university had offered a lot more required engineering classes during the summer.

And he's sure his friends would prefer to spend summer taking classes to get ahead in their degree program "instead of going home and doing nothing," he said.

For others, doing nothing, at least school-related, sounds pretty good.

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