On Saturday, it was reported that the authoritarian state-run school the University of New Mexico is forcibly disenrolling 256 students who are not taking the virus jab, as mandated by the school.
The Albuquerque Journal reports, “Failure to comply with University of New Mexico… mandates means 256 students are being disenrolled throughout the university system, which includes the main campus in Albuquerque, UNM’s Health Sciences Center, and branches in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos and Valencia County.”
Of the 256 students, 164 are currently enrolled at the Albuquerque campus. The college claims students are allowed to remain enrolled without the jab only if they have a valid medical or religious exemption — although these students will be subjected to weekly testing.
UNM Provost James P. Holloway claimed, “This wasn’t just a mandate.” He said the program to force students to get jabbed “included incentives, education, vaccination clinics on campus, peer-to-peer outreach by our Lobo Prevention Pack and other student groups, and a … mandate.”
The rule does not only apply to UNM students, it also forces faculty and staff to get the jab or be tested weekly. For staff and faculty, termination is on the table for these workers, according to contracts and employment agreements.
“We have had only a few faculty and staff members who have been engaged in the separation process,” Cinnamon Blair, the university’s chief marketing and communications officer said. She said there have been four staff separations so far.
“Disenrolled students may return to UNM in the spring semester as long a they provide proof of [inoculation] or request and receive a qualified exemption,” according to the Journal.