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Fighting back! Coombs recognized for pushing back against mandated COVID-19 "compact"

Updated: Aug 23, 2020

Recently, our emails and other resources hidden behind My Pitt access appeared to be held hostage behind a mandatory COVID-19 agreement. Within this statement, we were asked to assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 through our participation in on-campus activities, which many of us had been participating in for a month or more. One of our graduate students, Rachel Coombs of the Boyle lab, spoke to Science and MarketWatch about our reaction to the compact. Read her statements, as well as coverage of student pushback against similar university statements across the country here: https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2020/08/grad-students-challenge-university-mandated-covid-19-agreements

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/they-took-the-death-and-permanent-disability-part-out-of-there-which-is-nice-of-them-college-students-are-being-asked-to-sign-covid-19-liability-agreements-11597758794?mod=home-page

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