Unfortunately, many of us have not had the freedom to decide how our courses should be taught this semester because the mode of delivery is being imposed without regard for the expertise of the professors of record.
The university administration cares more about not giving up power and money than helping graduate student instructors find accommodations for teaching online. If the administration of the university cares for its graduate student instructors like it says it does, they will reverse the accommodation requirements and allow instructors to receive the choice to teach virtually.
If UM wants to be on the right side of history, administration should start listening to Black students
During this time of immense Black death and trauma, Black students shouldn’t have to go through the labor of theorizing justice for themselves and other counterparts.
In this time, we all have a role to play in the reformation we hope will happen to this country. We support the peoples’ right to protest and to not be at the mercy of state-sanctioned weapons, and we are grateful for those willing to put their bodies on the frontline curing a pandemic.
To healthcare professionals across all disciplines: now is the time to talk to medical students about what’s going on. We are listening to you.
As the new United Black Students president for the 2020–2021 academic year, I feel it necessary to address black students specifically. We once again face a new threat that preliminary data is showing to disproportionately affect our communities.
But as a university that’s tasked with emergency management quite frequently, the response from our school should have been better.