The strike has finally ended, but before a tentative agreement was reached, seniors at Shippensburg University wondered how the strike would affect their future.
“I support the faculty fighting for what they deserve, but I’m also nervous because I’m supposed to be graduating in December,”senior Ally Pera said. “The fact that I may have to go to school an extra semester is unfair to me, so I just hope they can come to a compromise soon.”
The strike came after a contract dispute between the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
For other students, the strike had become the equivalent of a snow day.
“It’s nice to get some extra time off, but I hope the faculty get what’s fair to them and it doesn’t last more than a couple of days.” sophomore Gary Gabriel said.
As Day 2 of the strike was in progress, both sides of the dispute continued to stay at a stillstand. APSCUF had made it known through social media that it was ready to go back to the table. APSCUF and PASSHE started to meet again on Friday.
“I think it’s kind of ridiculous that they can’t come to an agreement,” senior Brad Lytle said. “We like to party yeah, but college is about getting a higher education and how can we do that if we don’t have professors to guide us? I think the state system is taking full advantage of their power, so I back the teachers and hope they get the reasonable benefits they deserve.”
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