Give us the choice to stay!

Give us the choice to stay!

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Roaree TheLion started this petition to Columbia University administration and

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The decision of universities to force students to evacuate campus is not only rash but misguided. Specifically, if Columbia University were to announce a policy banning students from their dorms after spring break, they would be ignoring the needs of the students. It should be up to students and their families to decide the best course of action. Certain students are unable to afford last minute plane tickets home and moving costs. Other students do not have a safe home to go to, or they could experience increased exposure to the virus and severe travel bans by being forced to go home. Moreover, by forcing students to finish their classes at home they put any students which originate from a different time zone to inconvenience themselves by continuing to attend remote classes. The argument to move students out of dorms at Columbia University does not apply to most of the upperclassman dorms which are apartment-style and thus have a reduced risk of exposure. If the university cared about the well-being of Columbia students, they would not force them to leave campus and incur the health risk of travel and potential outbreaks in their homes or the financial burden of last-minute moves.

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