PROVO—Brigham Young University representatives announced today that all students in the accounting program will be granted an extra two weeks of vacation, changing their start date for winter semester from January 6th to January 20th. This allowance was given to reward the students for their superior performance and for representing the school well.
“The accounting program is an extremely competitive program and this year we placed second in the nation,” said program director Brandon Hill. “We’ve decided to let these students know that their hard work and dedication is appreciated here at the Lord’s university. We also hope that this will encourage students in other programs, especially the humanities, to pick up the slack and get their act together.”
The announcement, which was disseminated to current students by email earlier today, has been met with positive reactions.
“I see this as an advantage for us non-accounting majors. I mean, I could really use the extra two weeks in the chemistry program,” comments Julia Benson. “Maybe now I’ll be able to hold a candle to my accounting peers.”
Tyler Packer, a junior in the accounting program, was ecstatic to hear the news, saying, “I’ve always done my best to be insufferable about how great the accounting program is. Now I’ve got the opportunity to shove this in my friends’ faces for an additional two weeks.”
BYU’s first day of classes for lesser students is January 6th. Accounting students will be excused from any material covered prior to their return on the 20th.