(Photo: A student walks solo in front of the Hamel Music Center downtown; Photo: Chali Pittman/WORT News) UW-Madison officially reopened last week, bringing thousands of students back to campus. Initially, the university asked students to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, the university is issuing strict guidelines for undergraduate students who do […]
Emma Williams is a sophomore at UW-Madison. She says that, despite concerns over COVID-19, a shortened fall semester and scaled-back campus activities, she’s happy to be back on campus. “Being that I’m an out of state student, I’m happy to be back with my friends. At least I’m here, that’s all I can say.” The […]
With the fall semester looming, tensions are running high due to UW-Madison’s “Smart Restart.” This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster reviews the university’s restart plan, and he surveys some of the major concerns keeping workers and instructors from embracing it.
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 […]
Last week, the University Labor Council, a coalition of unions representing workers throughout UW-Madison, issued an emergency response to its planned reopening this fall. Its statement said the university will be putting employees’ lives at risk if it follows through with hosting some classes in person. Yesterday, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with Alejandra Canales. […]