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UVA Students Issue List of Coronavirus-Related Demands to Administration

UVA Students Issue List of Coronavirus-Related Demands to Administration

“For many students, UVA is what stood between them and homelessness, poverty, food insecurity, unemployment…”

Is this really the best time to be issuing demands. Wait until you read the list.

The College Fix reports:

University of Virginia students issue COVID-19-related demands to administrators

As college students across the country have chimed in regarding how they’ll be graded during this COVID-19-modified semester, some at the University of Virginia have gone a step further.

In a petition which currently has over 800 signatures, UVA activists want a “holistic” response to the coronavirus pandemic, which includes numerous demands of the school administration … with grading policy just a small part.

“UVA offers a social support network that many do not have outside of this institution,” the petition reads. “For many students, UVA is what stood between them and homelessness, poverty, food insecurity, unemployment, lack of holistic healthcare, and social isolation in hostile household environments.”

Despite the petition commending UVA for its efforts to date, it nevertheless issues its demands “to firmly call the administration […] to fulfill urgent and critically important gaps in its response to COVID-19.”

Students want UVA to

— Provide Non-Student Workers PAID Sick Leave
— Ensure Non-Federal Work Study Student Workers Continue Receiving Wages
— Provide a Prorated Rebate or Refund for On-Grounds Housing, Meal Plans, and Fees
— Provide Students the Option to Choose “Pass/Fail” for Each of Their Courses
— Provide Accommodations and Extend Assignment Deadlines for Work During the Transition to Virtual Instruction
— Provide Housing Options for Housing-Insecure Students and Community Members
— Postpone Final Exercises for the Class of 2020
— Offer Fourth-Year Students the Option to Stay an Extra Semester
— Provide the option to withdraw without penalty and reimburse students partial tuition

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Comments

“And if we say no, what will you do? Shut down the campus? It’s already shut.”

Oh, how cute. Invite them down to the football stadium and cut loose with a flame thrower for that warm, comforting display of affection.

Suggested response for UVA administration:

“No. Now go away quietly before we expel you.”

What this all boils down to is, “Take care of us!”

That’s not how life works and it’s best they find that out sooner, rather than later.

800 students is less than 3% of the total student population, so tell them to shove it.

Paying UVA $20k/yrs ($50k if out of state) is what’s standing between you and poverty?

In the old days, I just expected reasonable quality education from my college. At what point did it become a replacement for government safety net programs?

healthguyfsu | March 29, 2020 at 8:10 pm

UVA is not a homeless shelter…piss off.

I have no big problem with #3. They shouldn’t be paying for contractual services not received.

Agree. #3 is reasonable, the others are not.

The prorated refund on room and board is reasonable. Is VA just so confused administratively they haven’t gotten around to saying they’ll do that yet?

Most campuses I’ve heard of have gone to pass/fail or offering their students the option of pass/fail. If VA hasn’t done that, they’re among the few and the proud. And they’d better have confidence in the quality of the online continuations they’ll offer to their courses.

“UVA offers a social support network that many do not have outside of this institution,” the petition reads. “For many students, UVA is what stood between them and homelessness, poverty, food insecurity, unemployment, lack of holistic healthcare, and social isolation in hostile household environments.”

One has to wonder how they paid tuition, and where do they live when school isn’t in session during the year; much less than how they survived the first 18 years of their lives.

When will university administrators have the guts to tell the students that students are not in charge.

SuddenlyHappyToBeHere | March 30, 2020 at 9:12 am

The same day they reduce tuition. Never.

Ol' Jim hisself | March 30, 2020 at 11:26 am

Since when do the students get to demand anything? Back in the good old days, when I had a problem with my school, I went to the Dean and peacefully discussed it with him. Sometimes he agreed with me, sometimes he pointed out what I had missed. We discussed things as gentlemen, I didn’t demand. My dean was, as am I, a former Marine. Nobody demanded anything from him!

What has changed? Where did all these wuss admins come from?

Since when did colleges and universities become
responsible for students when it becomes evident that
they (the students) might have to take care of themselves in times like these? When do these students think it will be time to finally grow up and take
charge of their own fate. Real life often gets in the way if making plans. It’s time to be self reliant and
stop relying on institution’s and others to help you out.

A message for these students:

Do it yourself.
.

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