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WVU faculty overwhelmingly approves campus vaccine mandate resolution

September 3rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

 The faculty of West Virginia University last week overwhelmingly approved a resolution supporting a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students and employees on the university’s campuses. At a rare mid wek meeting of the entire faculty-debate and discussion over the resolution lasted nearly three hours and ended with a call for a vote. After the votes were totaled, there were 1,094 in support of the resolution and 185 against it.  The final resolution will now be sent to WVU’s administration and Board of Governors. During Wednesday’s meeting, WVU President Gordon Gee and other WVU officials gave presentations as to why they believed a mandate was not the way to go at the current time.