Authoritarian UNM forcibly disenrolling 256 students over jab mandate

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

4 thoughts on “Authoritarian UNM forcibly disenrolling 256 students over jab mandate”

  1. From the article (not sure what formatting I can or can’t use here):

    “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. [End quote]

    This is misleading. Someone needs to ask about employees who have resigned or retired suddenly, because of the vaccine requirement. For various reasons, some of us decided it made more sense to resign than to wait to be fired. In my college alone, three other individuals left at about the same time I did. I am pretty sure one of those left for the same reason I did. I suspect the other two might have as well.

    Even if the vaccine mandate had only led to four people losing their jobs, it was still wrong. However, it actually led to far more employees than that losing their jobs; it is just invisible, since it came in the form of resignations/retirements.

    And even if the vaccine mandate hadn’t led to anyone losing their jobs, it would still have victimized those who did not want to get the shot. The ones who reluctantly submitted to one of the vaccines may ultimately pay a higher price than those of us who left instead of getting the shots. They are victims as much as we are.

    While I don’t think it’s the primary motivation behind the mandate, it does effectively accomplish a partial ideological purge of the university, which can now safely operate as even more of a leftist activist club than it already was. Personally, I am planning on moving to Texas at this point. I have had it with Democrat misrule in New Mexico.

    1. To be clear, not everyone objecting to the vaccine mandate is necessarily on the right politically. There are still a few liberals/progressives/leftists remaining who don’t have absolute faith in greedy pharmaceutical companies with long criminal rap sheets; sloppy, excessively rushed drug trials; and utterly corrupt and captured regulatory bodies led primarily by individuals who come and go in the very industry they are supposed to be regulating. Not all on the left are completely brain dead regarding these issues, just most of them. And they top it all off it with anti-labor vaccine policies to make sure everyone else goes along with worshiping big business in the name of following the science. Any respect I had left for these people has plummeted.

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