NotAgainSU Asks for Hybrid Course Learning
By Louise Rath
SYRACUSE, NY – #NotAgainSU is seeing a recent increase in support for a change.org petition they put out back in August.
The petition encourages professors and students to strike against in-person learning due to rising COVID-19 case numbers on campus.
“As the numbers increase, more people realize how real this is and how much it’ll still affect the community and the campus community. I think that support is only going to increase,” a member of #NotAgainSU said.
They’re asking professors to join them by holding classes online or allowing students to join classes remotely against the University’s instruction.
#NotAgainSU is calling on Syracuse University to accommodate students who are immunocompromised, unvaccinated, in quarantine, or simply uncomfortable attending classes.
“We’re going to continue to push like this until the need is met,” the member said.
#NotAgainSU also said the group is having a hard time matching the visibility they received on campus back in 2019 and 2020, largely due to the pandemic.
Their main focus at the moment is organizing professors to join their in-person learning strike, increasing visibility of their petition, and appealing to Syracuse University administration.
“But we’re going to continue to put pressure on the administration until this need is met, because it’s a matter of life and death to us,” the member added.
#NotAgainSU has asked that we keep their identities anonymous.