Media statement: January 11, 2021
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Members of Rutgers AAUP-AFT wish the university’s president, Jonathan Holloway, a speedy recovery from COVID-19, leaders of the union representing full-time faculty and graduate workers said. President Holloway revealed his diagnosis in an email to the Rutgers community on Monday morning.
Rutgers AAUP-AFT President Todd Wolfson said in a statement:
I want to join with all of our members, our sibling unions in the Coalition of Rutgers Unions, and the whole university community in sending our best wishes to President Jonathan Holloway for a speedy recovery from COVID-19. We greeted his presidency with hope and continue to look forward to a constructive dialogue on how to recenter the priorities of our great public university on teaching, research, and service.
President Holloway’s diagnosis is a sobering reminder of the dangers we still face from the coronavirus pandemic. Despite measures to curb the spread, stay-at-home recommendations, and advances in developing and distributing an effective vaccine, the latest COVID surge has accelerated to its deadliest pace yet.
With the beginning of Spring semester one week away, we are all reminded of the need to take the utmost care at this critical moment. Our union will rededicate ourselves to ensuring the health and safety of every single student, staff member, and faculty member, and we welcome any further opportunities to collaborate with President Holloway’s administration in keeping our community whole and well, on campus and off.
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