UNC-Chapel Hill Students and Chancellor Battle Over COVID Policies
“We, as student leaders, are being tasked with feigning normalcy and and putting on a facade of comfort in times that are anything but comfortable and normal”
Here’s the amazing thing. These students are not criticizing the school’s COVID policies for being too restrictive. They are complaining that they’re not restrictive enough.
WRAL News reports:
UNC-Chapel Hill students, chancellor blast each other over campus’ pandemic protocols
Student leaders sharply criticized University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill administrators on Friday for pushing ahead with the fall semester as coronavirus infections mount on campus.
Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and other officials responded by calling a meeting of the Campus Presidents’ Council, the leaders of campus student groups, “a publicity stunt.”
Student Body President Lamar Richards called the emergency and invited Guskiewicz, Provost Robert Blouin and other administrators. But they pulled out at the last minute.
At the meeting, the student groups signed onto a letter calling for requiring vaccinations on campus, more frequent virus testing and an expanded mask mandate.
Since the semester started more than two weeks ago, 466 students and 74 employees have tested positive for coronavirus. Clusters of cases have been reported in four residence halls, and 87 students were in isolation and another 10 in quarantine as of Thursday, according to university data.
“You have misrepresented this meeting to the University campus and me,” Guskiewicz said in an email sent to Richards about an hour before the meeting. “[Y]ou are more interested in generating publicity than producing meaningful dialogue.”
Richards and other student leaders complained that administrators don’t want to listen to their concerns and would prefer to ignore the situation so campus life could proceed as if no pandemic existed.
“We, as student leaders, are being tasked with feigning normalcy and and putting on a facade of comfort in times that are anything but comfortable and normal,” Undergraduate Vice President Collyn Smith said. “The current risks being taken with our community’s livelihoods are not worth preserving the traditional Carolina experience.”
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Let us know if any of these students actually get sick. I served time in Chapel Hill and alcohol is a far more dangerous situation than the WuFlu.
Those students and faculty who are worried should get vaccinated and wear masks. And they should leave the other students and faculty alone.
One thing to remember is that Chapel Hill is one of the most woke campuses in the country. They can and will protest anything and everything.
“Those students and faculty who are worried should get vaccinated and wear masks”
Justin Trudeau should take note, since he’s publicly calling the unvaccinated a threat to the vaccinated. I’m sure no violence will come from stoking fear of your neighbors.
Doesn’t the science actually suggest that the vaccinated are a bigger infection threat to the unvaccinated than vice versa? (They carry a larger viral load, shed more infectious viruses, more contagious.)
It would be interesting to see how many out of the 466 students and 74 employees that tested positive for corona, had already received the two shots. Don’t hear much about the HCQ or Ivermectin therapies in Chapel Hill either.
It would be interesting to see how many have symptoms.