COVID-19

Professors ask governor to move classes online

Over 200 university professors, including from WMU, signed a letter asking the governor to require university classes to go online only.

More than 200 university professors have signed an open letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer asking her to require that college classes that can be online must be online.

“The current situation around us, both in Michigan and in the rest of the country, demonstrates that classroom learning remains fraught with risk for students as well as university staff and faculty,” reads the letter.

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The letter was signed by more than 100 professors from Grand Valley State University, but four Western Michigan University professors also signed on.

The movement began August 18 and has quickly gained almost 300 signatures. It was published just days after an outbreak of COVID-19 began at Central Michigan University that has resulted in more than 80 confirmed infections.

You can read more at MLive.

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