Our guests today say “no.”
Last month, UW-Madison announced campus would reopen in a limited capacity. Under the University’s “Smart Restart” plan, classes with under 50 students will be in person, masks will be required indoors, and COVID testing will be free and unlimited. However, UNC Chapel Hill reopened earlier this week, and has already closed due to COVID outbreaks, reports the Daily Tar Heel.
Today’s panel voices airs their concern for the health risks of students and workers returning to campus in a few short weeks.
Our guests are:
- Aaron Lopez, a member of UW-Madison’s graduate student workers union, the Teaching Assistant’s Association (TAA). He’s also a graduate student in UW-Madison’s Department of Astronomy, and co-producer of the “Radio Astronomy” segment on WORT’s Tuesday local news.
- Alejandra Canales, co-president of the TAA and graduate research assistant and PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Training Program.
- Hannah Eldridge, Associate Professor of German at UW-Madison and a representative for the United Faculty and Academic Staff.
- Ellen LaLuzerne, Desktop Support Technician at the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at UW-Madison, and a representative for AFSCME Local 171. She is also a reporter/producer on WORT’s Labor Radio.
- Stephanie Diaz de Leon, a COVID data modeler for Madison365.
Photo by Brian Standing, WORT News