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Students and Faculty Protest Reopening of Boston University in ‘Car Rally’

Students and Faculty Protest Reopening of Boston University in ‘Car Rally’

“It’s not acceptable for BU administration to not listen to its workers”

Who is forcing these people to go back to Boston University if they don’t want to? There are thousands of other schools which are not reopening at all, and will do online only. They would be happy to have more people join them.

Mass Live reports:

Boston University students, faculty protest reopening plans during ‘car rally’

“Be better BU.”

That message was seen scrawled across dozens of vehicles on Thursday, as members of the Boston University community protested the college’s decision to reopen its campus in the fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Kristin Lacey, a PhD candidate at Boston University, said community members had requested that the college provide Personal Protective Equipment to all faculty, staff and students, and let anyone who can work remotely do so to “de-densify” campus and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“It’s not acceptable for BU administration to not listen to its workers,” Lacey said. “Our main requests from BU are pretty simple and pretty easy, we think.”

Lacey said faculty are also demanding that the college provide free coronavirus testing to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Boston University has, for months, been planning a return to on-campus learning, even launching a website, called “Back2BU,” detailing plans.

“While the University’s decision to resume on-campus learning and research activities this fall marks the beginning of a new era of academic life, our overarching goal is to make sure our community members feel comfortable, and safe, returning to our three campuses and resuming daily activities,” the website says. “As we reopen the University, our actions will be guided by public health considerations and best practices around the coronavirus pandemic.”

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I’m actually okay with this one except for the providing testing to the surrounding neighborhoods. Why? Don’t they have a CVS or a doc in the box where they can go in the neighborhood (yes, there are drugstores even in Boston proper)?

The testing costs you nothing if you don’t have insurance and your insurance pays 100% if you do.

Is this the same college that conferred two degrees under the name of AOC?

““It’s not acceptable for BU administration to not listen to its workers,” [PhD candidate] Lacey said.”

Obviously not a Boston University PhD candidate in English with that split infinitive. Where is an editor to proofread?

““It’s not acceptable for BU administration not to listen to its workers,” [PhD candidate] Lacey said.”

There, I fixed it for you.

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