Improve plans for C/D term break at WPI

Improve plans for C/D term break at WPI

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Hannah Miller started this petition to WPI Students and

Due to COVID-19 concerns, WPI trimmed the break between A and B term down severely. They had good intentions, and wanted students to avoid travel and partying between terms. 

However, this week-long break is often used to recover and prepare for the next term. WPI has extremely accelerated classes, and those 7+ days between terms is vital in our ability as students to cope with this schedule. With the shortened break. many students were unable to prepare for their classes, and were unable to recover fully from the previous term. The work seems never ending and more keeps getting piled on. Students and professors alike are incredibly burned out. Keeping at this pace with minimal breaks for so long is unsustainable, unhealthy, and incredibly damaging to our performance and our mental health, especially while living through the multiple crises going on in this country and the world.

There are two options we would like WPI to consider:
-Keeping the 1 week break, with a quarantine period and testing during the breakto discourage travel, or
-Keep the short break, but add a few long weekends (3-4 days) throughout the term for students and professors to have a break from classes.

This semester has taken a toll on all of our mental health, and we as students, staff, and faculty, cant go through it again. We are drowning, and need this help from The WPI Administration.

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