As the Omicron variant surges, many colleges and universities are adjusting their plans for the next term, and some are even going online for the first few weeks. But in Florida, where Omicron is hitting Florida hard, many public universities are planning to teach face-to-face classes; it is a sign of the political pressures on Florida's public universities that a number of Florida's private institutions are initially going online. The United Faculty of Florida is concerned about an upcoming surge, and has asked USF President Law to take aggressive preemptive steps. Here is the letter that USF Chapter President Arthur Shapiro has sent her asking for action:
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Our next chapter meeting will be on Friday, January 14. Any employee in the Bargaining Unit may attend, but you must have an invitation: contact the Chapter Secretary to get one.
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Many of our students are struggling during this crisis, and the USF Foundation is supporting the USF Food Pantries to help out. They are accepting non-perishable donations, but one can also make monetary donations for the pantries at St. Petersburg, Sarasota / Manatee, and Tampa.
Next Chapter Meeting Friday, January 14, at 12 noon, via Zoom: for an invitation, contact the Chapter Secretary.
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