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Opinion: Remote learning on snow days is unjust

Opinion: Remote learning on snow days is unjust

Alvar Negrete-Baños
February 23, 2022

It was a downright balmy autumn day when an email from UMKC popped into my inbox. The subject line read “Winter Weather Procedures.” Fair enough. Even though the weather was on the warmer side at the time, it was probably better to prepare students early in a city with...

Large Blue sign stating UMKC - University of Missouri Kansas City, surrounded by trees and snows at the front of the UMKC Volker Campus

The end of snow days: Student and faculty reactions to a winter of online learning

Simone Folsom
March 26, 2021

UMKC experienced its first round of weather-based campus closures for the year last month. While the campus was closed, classes were not. Instead, UMKC announced for three consecutive days that students and faculty would continue with remote working and learning as per normal.  Such...

UMKC student chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal posing in the volker campus student union.

UMKC students voice mixed opinions on shift to online-only classes

Kate Beilsmith
November 30, 2020

UMKC Chancellor Mauli Agrawal announced on Nov. 18 that most of the remaining in-person classes will move online for the rest of the semester. Clinicals, labs, and experiential classes will remain in-person, but all lecture-based courses will be taught virtually.  Not...

Front Entrance of UMKC Volker Campus

Online classes to remain as UMKC announces plans for spring semester

Connor Stewart
November 2, 2020

Students hoping for more in-person classes next semester will be disappointed. Along with the release of 2021 enrollment dates, UMKC announced the 2021 spring semester will look largely the same as the current fall session. “Spring 2021 semester will look similar to Fall...

News in Brief: Students call on the university to halve tuition for online classes

News in Brief: Students call on the university to halve tuition for online classes

Caleb Wilson
August 24, 2020

A student coalition named Missouri Student Action has created a petition to halve tuition for online classes at UMKC. The petition, which as of writing has almost 1,300 of 1,500 signature goal, is addressed to the UM Board of Curators and calls on them to take five specific...

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