Emerson Cancels 2016-17 Academic Year Following Release of Pokémon Go

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Saying it would just be a waste of time to even try at this point, Emerson school officials announced early Monday that the College’s upcoming academic year will not take place in order to focus efforts on Pokémon Go.

“After careful consideration, we made the decision to just go ahead and scrap this year,” said Interim Dean of Students Sharon Duffy in a statement.

Following the launch of the mobile game Pokémon Go, which was downloaded 500,000 times worldwide in its first 24 hours, Emerson College Senior Leadership reportedly met for 20 minutes in the Bill Bordy Theater to discus how the school intended to proceed through the next calendar year, coming to the conclusion that they were not even going to bother.

“We’re just gonna pick up where we left off at this time next year,” said Emerson President Lee Pelton, as he looked up from his iPhone.

At press time, a wild Spearow pearched itself atop the scaffolding at the corner of Boylston and Tremont.

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