Students are becoming careless about wearing masks inside campus buildings, most professors are allowing students fewer absences, surveillance testing has become optional and Miami University is set on having a “robust” semester.
The Miami Student Editorial Board is calling on university officials to remove the conscientious objection from the vaccine mandate policy.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been fully Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for more than 24 hours, and despite Miami’s COVID-19 website stating the university would be prepared to mandate vaccination once it achieved this status, officials have been silent.
Not only was this choice a complete disregard of people’s lived experiences, but it shows that for the Lecture Series, a documented past of sexual harassment is not a nonstarter.
While we are endorsing Petrella and Pal in this election, we do not believe they are perfect, or that they have everything figured out.