SAINT LOUIS U STUDENT GROUP PRESSES DEMAND FOR ACADEMIC BREAK
THE SUPREME Student Council of the Saint Louis University reiterated its call for an academic break even as it hit the school administration for not acting on its request at once.
The group blasted the school for “being disconnected to reality” and after it described the students protest rally an “unnecessary uproar.”
The students pressed the university to give them a breather amid the implementation of distance learning.
However, the school told the public to wait until November 9 when a meeting will be held to discuss the request.
“We seek compassion from the administration to allow us to recuperate and heal through this urgently filed academic break. During our time of suffering, we yearn for the administration to lend heart and ear to our call and for their hand to reach out with an immediate and effective response to our predicament that goes beyond band-aid remedies such as mental health webinars and inspirational posts,” the SSC said on Facebook.
It said that a break would help students, faculty members, and employees cope with mental stress.
The SSC also offered its condolences to the family of students who passed away “due to the toll of the pandemic and academic stress.”