Pass all University of Utah students for the Spring 2020 semester

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Pass all University of Utah students for the Spring 2020 semester

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Isaac Reese started this petition to The University of Utah and

Our community is facing a historic pandemic. For students, this is an extremely stressful time especially adding in the recent Earthquake that occurred on March 18. Students, faculty, and staff have not only themselves to worry and care about, but families as well. Learning and teaching this semester online is going be difficult and another stressor onto a growing list. 

For many students, we work part-time service jobs either placing us on the front lines of the chaos or living without pay. We have to focus on getting food, maintaining shelter, and anything else needed for survival. While we focus on our basic needs, completing assignments and working towards the highest marks is not a priority. Our survival, mental health, and physical health need to come first. 

The University of Utah should allow all students to pass their Spring 2020 semester using the pass/fail system. Meaning if you do the work you pass and gain the credit. This allows us to continue our education in this stressful time as well as not destroy our GPA because of the added stress due to events outside of our control. This is not us quitting. This is allowing students to focus on surviving during these harsh and dark times.  The university can mark transcripts so employers and those applying for higher levels of education can know that students were facing extraordinary circumstances. The students of the University of Utah can return the next semesters ready to learn and succeed.

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