We are still on strike, but the government and UTAG may come to some agreement this week that would allow us to go back to teaching. Both my main campus classes are on Friday morning. Everybody else says wait until next week to start. But, I am going to teach before then if the strike ends and the university opens this week. We have a short semester compared to the US to begin with and days already lost to the strike make it even shorter. Under normal circumstances each class consists of only eleven two hour lectures for the entire semester. This semester we have already lost two weeks so instead of twelve weeks, eleven for lectures and one for a midterm examination, we only have ten left. This is a major reason I cover everything that will be in all of the lectures in a summary fashion on the first day of class.