Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for May 21, 2020

University Freeze. UMass President Marty Meehan has announced he is recommending a tuition freeze for the university’s nearly 50,000 in-state undergraduate students for the upcoming academic year. President Meehan says: “During this time of stress and uncertainty for our students and their families, we need to keep our high-quality programs and the benefits of a UMass degree as accessible and affordable as possible." He joins Dan tonight to talk about tuition and what the University might look live in a post COVID-19 world.

Too Little So Far? Mass. State Rep. Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk) was disappointed in Governor Baker's reopening plan and the lack of thought given to small, local businesses. In a Facebook post the State Rep. wrote: “I guess [Baker] is opening churches, so if your business isn’t one of the ‘chosen ones’ you can go there to pray that you don’t go bankrupt.” Dooley joins Dan to discuss the reopening process so far...

Mandated Vaccinations? Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz weighed in this week on the possibility of enforced COVID-19 vaccinations saying the state has a "right" to "plunge a needle into your arm" in a forced vaccination scenario if necessary. He added people who object to being vaccinated may instead be forced to submit to further quarantine enforcement before emphasizing that no one has a right to "circulate in society without being vaccinated." Should a Coronavirus vaccination be mandatory?

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