From the President of my University:
Dear Near-MRU Community:
The recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the others that have preceded it, have given pause to many, particularly our students.
As you may know, students and others around the country are planning walkouts, teach-ins and other protests in the coming weeks to push for solutions to prevent future school shootings.
A nationally organized walkout―#ENOUGH National School Walkout―for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies has been planned for Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. The walkout, which will last for 17 minutes (10 - 10:17 a.m.), is designed to engage Congress to pass legislation to keep communities safe from gun violence.
Several our student groups have asked for Near-MRU’s support of their participation in the National School Walk Out. They invite all faculty, staff and students to walk out of class at that time in solidarity.
As a result of this request, we want Near-MRU students, staff, faculty, and others to know that the University supports their engagement in matters of importance to them, particularly those things that are of public health and wellness concern, provided that such engagement does not disrupt the University’s ability to educate and operate safely.
Specifically, we support anyone who wants to participate in the #ENOUGH National School Walkout and assure all that grades or any other academic or business decisions will not be impacted in any way, as a result of participation in this peaceful protest.