TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBMA) The University of Alabama is giving students and teachers the option of working remotely for the first two weeks of classes. This decision was made after thousands of Alabama fans were seen celebrating on Tuscaloosa’s Strip on Monday night.
The University issued a statement late on Tuesday about the decision.
One AU faculty member believes that remote classes should be a requirement for all students in the first two weeks.
“I think one problem with this is that there is still the freedom to allow people to choose to meet in person, and we just don’t know what Covid rates are in the student population at the moment,” said Alexa Tullet, a professor at UA.
AN petition it was also started in the hope of changing the first two weeks remotely and requiring COVID-19 tests for all students. The UA only requires students on campus to take a COVID-19 test.
United Campus Workers of Alabama also asked President Dr. Stuart Bell to suspend classes for two weeks. The press release can be found here.
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