Indiana University students and alumni, and even Hoosiers outside of the Bloomington bubble, spoke out in droves about the institution’s latest announcement: COVID-19 vaccinations will be required by all at the university.
IU joins more than 300 colleges across that country in requiring vaccinations for at least some students or faculty, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
“I’m relieved,” said Adina Malmon, an incoming IU senior studying psychology and Jewish studies.
“It’s another step toward normalcy,” Malmon said. “And knowing that everyone around me is vaccinated will help me keep everyone else safe.”
Blake Shannon, an incoming junior studying informatics, told the Indianapolis Star he’s OK with the requirement, but he hopes it will lead to broader changes on campus.
“If this is the case, then my