Classes end Dec 14. I have said nothing about final exams in any posts.
Stanford is finished with classes on the 8th, and finals on the 13th. Nebraska is one week later. Stanford should be quite happy about that, assuming they make it to the final 4 again.
You bring up a great point. Classes might end on X date, but there are still finals to study and prepare for and then take. These students are taking finals online in airports, on planes, in hotels, etc. One more reason to give them big kudos. Never know what organic chem exam they're just coming off of right into warmups. They really do have so many pins to juggle.
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