“protest came eight days after Wake Forest leaders announced new campus restrictions”
I’m amazed this isn’t happening all over the country. Today’s college students will protest anything, it’s the favorite activity on campus.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports:
Wake Forest students protest university’s COVID-19 rules
Wake Forest students took to the street that runs along campus Friday afternoon to make public their opposition to the university’s recent response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
About 70 students attended the event on a cold, damp afternoon near the University Parkway entrance to the campus. Some held hand-lettered signs with messages such as “Wake is putting us in danger” and “Stop putting COVID in our halls.”
A number of passing motorists honked their horns in apparent solidarity.
Friday’s student protest came eight days after Wake Forest leaders announced new campus restrictions — and threatened a 14-day campus lockdown — in an attempt to control the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Wake Forest has temporarily eliminated all sit-down dining, banned residence hall visitors and in-person gatherings of all student groups and told students to stay in their dorm rooms or apartments after 10 p.m. each night because of the state curfew. The university also closed the library, the student recreation center and most of the student center.
University leaders blamed the current spike in cases on parties held on and off campus, including several sponsored by Wake Forest fraternities and sororities.
Wake Forest on its online COVID-19 dashboard said that one student organization has been ordered to stop all activities while the university investigates it. Old Gold & Black, Wake Forest’s student newspaper, reported last week that the university suspended a sorority for COVID-19 violations after it held a party at a downtown Winston-Salem bar.
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