We welcome the news of a vaccine mandate for University Park faculty and staff. We have seen that mandates increase vaccination levels at other institutions, and any step to make our community safer is a good one. However, this announcement is coming quite late. Many of our faculty, staff, students, staff, and community members have suffered … Continue reading CJU Statement on Penn State Vaccine Mandate
Teach-Out(side) Oct 4-7
Members of the Coalition for a Just University will be taking part in a TEACH OUT(SIDE) event from October 4th through 7th (Monday through Thursday) to continue to advocate for a vaccine mandate, increased testing, enforcement of masking in buildings, and safety precautions at all large Penn State events. With rising Covid cases and hospitalizations … Continue reading Teach-Out(side) Oct 4-7
CJU Science Team Covid Projections (2021)
The CJU-PSU Science Team has conducted new Covid-spread simulations for the Penn State University Park (UP) campus using an epidemiological model. This model accounts for the presence of vaccinated individuals. It was used to evaluate alternative scenarios within the COVID-19 testing capacity at UP compared to the administration’s current COVID-19 plan. There were three key findings: … Continue reading CJU Science Team Covid Projections (2021)
Penn State Professors Have Right to Protest
On August 25, in an editorial titled “Penn State Professors Have Right to Protest and Shouldn’t be Punished for ‘Zoom-In’ Rally,” the Daily Collegian Editorial Board wrote: Following a summer of letters and rallies demanding a vaccine mandate at Penn State, the fall semester was ushered in with a “Zoom-In” protest held by faculty members. … Continue reading Penn State Professors Have Right to Protest
Seven Mountains Central Labor Council Supports CJU Faculty!
The Seven Mountains Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO represents affiliated labor unions in Centre, Mifflin, and Huntingdon counties. On August 21, Seven Mountains published a letter supporting CJU efforts to organize for a safe workplace and condemning the administration's unlawful threats of retaliation. This solidarity statement was also tweeted by State Representative Scott Conklin, who publicly … Continue reading Seven Mountains Central Labor Council Supports CJU Faculty!