De-Densify Cornell's Ithaca Campus By Rescinding Jessica Zhang '24 Acceptance

De-Densify Cornell's Ithaca Campus By Rescinding Jessica Zhang '24 Acceptance

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Cornell University

Why this petition matters

Recently, Jessica Zhang (among other careless freshman underclassmen) hosted and attended parties in Collegetown. While Cornell's MANDATORY COVID-19 educational training and common sense should be enough to deter people from partying during a national pandemic, it simply isn't enough to stop many reckless Cornell students. 

Cornell University is attempting to take the biggest feat of allowing all students back on campus. This cannot be done without immense safety precautions taken and the compliance of every student. Jessica Zhang has shown that she does not care to comply to public safety measures and wants to put other citizens at risk for the sake of her own entertainment. These are NOT what Cornell students value and she is a horrible representation of what the university stands for during a GLOBAL PANDEMIC. 

We need to hold these students accountable for their actions. If this is the type of behavior that Jessica Zhang is willing to publicly show, she does not need to be a student at Cornell-- risking the lives of many other underprivileged students and Ithacans who do not have the resources/means to leave Ithaca or travel back to their homes. 

Please sign this petition in support of removing her status as a student at Cornell. She does not belong at an institution where she recklessly endangers local residents, students, and disparages the reputation of Cornell. The University must take a hard stance on students who will not comply to social distancing guidelines and measures to de-escalate COVID-19. 

*All information being shown has been publicly shared by Jessica Zhang herself*

As published on the Cornell page,

"To all the Cornell students hosting and attending parties in Collegetown or wherever (this includes class of '24 and upperclassmen): You're entitled and selfish behavior is putting the entire Cornell community and the greater Ithaca community at risk. You are jeopardizing the health of everyone just so you can "have some fun." You are a visitor here; for the residents of Ithaca, this is their home. You have the luxury of going home in the event that there is a covid-outbreak. They do not.

This type of selfish behavior will get Cornell students sent home. If you're trying to salvage a "college experience" by going out and partying. Think about the consequences of your actions. You're just going to get everyone sent home and then there will be no college experience at all. Some students don't have the luxury of going home to a quiet and healthy environment to focus on academics. Do not ruin it for everyone else.

If you want to have fun then have fun with a small group of friends, wear masks, and follow social distancing guidelines.

And if you're more mad about people exposing others for violating guidelines and putting everyone's health at risk, then you're part of the problem. Students need to hold each other accountable."


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