Coronavirus outbreak leads to student petitions

A petition to make mandatory courses at TU Delft optional due to the coronavirus outbreak has been signed over 1050 times. The petition, initiated by the anonymous account TUDelft Student aims to give students the option to work from home. A precaution that TU Delft, as of last week, only advises students and employees with respiratory complaints, coughing, shortness of breath or fever to take. They are asked to stay at home while their symptoms last.

Meanwhile, similar petitions are also on the rise at other universities. Students from Erasmus University, Maastricht University and the University of Amsterdam have gathered over 2,000 signatures each. A petition at Leiden University to shut down the university has already been signed by 650 people. (MvdV)

News editor Marjolein van der Veldt

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