Guys, there’s no hidden kabbalistic meaning in the syllabus.  Things are due when it says they’re due.  A canna change the laws of physics.  I mean, A nae wanna.  I don’t reschedule assignments and readings to burn you all the minute you’re out sick/slacking and are connected to the world of living souls only through my email address.  It might be amusing but it’s too much work.  I’m saying this not only to reassure your delicate flakiness, but to encourage you to check the damn syllabus.  Have a weekend!