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Student leaders take active role in decision to suspend in-person classes


On Thursday, March 12th, you were made aware of changes to the academic calendar at the Eau Claire, Barron County, and Marshfield campuses. In situations like this, where information is fluid and constantly changing, it is necessary to be thorough in the discussions surrounding the plan of action. Administration has been monitoring this situation closely, and from the beginning, students have been involved in these discussions. We have made it our mission to ensure clear communication with the student body and that the interests of students are always a top priority. We would like to extend our gratitude to Chancellor Schmidt and the rest of administration for ensuring students are safe and informed during this stressful time. 

Our recommendations are to continue to check this website, emails, and any other notification systems for information. As students, we know balancing life can be stressful, and this scenario only adds to that. Because of this, we encourage you to follow the CDC guidelines for the best practices to stay healthy. In a situation of this nature, let us remember that we are stronger together. This virus has made its way around the world and is not specific to one race or culture. Let it be made clear, we do not tolerate acts of racism or xenophobia and as Blugolds, we should hold one another accountable if we see this happening.  


Charles Johnson, Student Body President, UW-Eau Claire

Anna Ziebell, Student Body Vice President, UW-Eau Claire

Miranda Riccii, Student Body President, UW-Eau Claire--Barron County

Photo caption: Left to right, Charles Johnson, Miranda Riccii and Anna Ziebell