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‘Weather or Not’

weather or not day group picture Though Sap Day has been retired as a tradition, the campus seems to enjoy celebrating the weather nonetheless. Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered for speeches, music, poetry, a weather prediction, a presidential proclamation and ice cream treats at the first-ever Goshen College “Weather or Not” Day on Jan. 24. It was 20 minutes of merriment and laughter despite temperatures in the mid-20s.

Professor of Physics John Ross Buschert ’80, co-inventor of the (retired) “Sapometer,” offered an overview of theories that might explain Goshen’s relatively mild winter temperatures. Using a giant slide rule and various meters, and assisted by professors Dan Smith and Ron Milne ’67, Buschert input various measurements, took a snow sample and declared that the Sapometer had developed the ability to control the weather.

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