Stand Against the Cancellation of NYSID's Graduation

Stand Against the Cancellation of NYSID's Graduation

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Bailey McGrath started this petition to New York School of Interior Design

To Students, Faculty, and Staff of the New York School of Interior Design:

On April 1st, the President of NYSID sent an email out to its students saying that the Administration has decided to cancel the Thesis Exhibitions and Commencement ceremonies. Cancelling these events is the wrong course of action, as it disregards the value and hard work of the graduating students, it is a permanent choice for a temporary threat to public health, and it negates the idea that NYSID’s community and students is what makes the school great.

Students have made many sacrifices to achieve their degree, varying from working multiple jobs during school to pay for classes; sacrificing time with family to take the recommended courseload; moving their lives from other countries to New York to attend; pulling all nighters throughout the semester so their project is sufficient; commuting a number of hours daily to come to class; attending classes in different time zones to achieve this degree even during a pandemic; choosing to forego the typical college experience solely so you get receive the best education; and so much more. Everyone’s health IS a priority, but quarantine will only last a few months. That said, Corona isn’t permanent but cancelling this graduation is. It should be postponed to a time in the future such as late summer, fall, or end of the year when everything is back to normal because although we don’t know exactly when it will be, the fact is that we know it will be. NYSID is nothing without it’s students, but this choice does not represent that. 

It is not doubted that this is a choice that the administration has considered carefully and that a decision needed to be made promptly, but if you agree that the wrong decision was made then please sign this petition. Your signature would support the hard work and sacrifices of yourself and your fellow students, and help send a message to the Administration that NYSID’s students deserve recognition, deserve better, and deserve an in person ceremony once the threat of COVID-19 is over. Thank you.

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