Coronavirus BRIEFING

Rutgers President Stands By Virtual Graduation Decision, Doesn't Want a 'Super-Spreader Event

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I’ve heard from a large number of [students] directly and indirectly—they all deserve better. They do, and frankly, we all do, but the virus does not care about our emotions. We are in the middle of a deadly pandemic. Our graduating class is tremendously large and we simply don’t have the capacity to conduct these events safely across every campus.

Rutgers University president Jonathan Holloway, commenting recently about his decision to hold a virtual graduation event, as reported by Tap into New Brunswick in its report, “Rutgers President Stands By Virtual Graduation Decision, Doesn't Want a 'Super-Spreader Event'”