You may remember the fuss we made a couple of years back when Juilliard threw foreign students out onto the streets over Christmas.
Well, whaddaya know? They’re doing it again.
A petition has been put up to require Juilliard to find alternative accommodation for students who are being evicted from the residence halls at 72 hours’ notice, due to the virus crisis.
Boarders must leave by Sunday 5pm latest. Many have nowhere to go.
Sign the petition here.
Juilliard posted last night on its website: ‘We are working with residential students who need accommodations and emergency financial assistance—no student will be left without a place to live. Residential students from countries designated by the CDC as Level 2 and 3 alert are not expected to return home. We will work with each of these individual students to create a plan.’
The students are not reassured. The clock is ticking and they have nowhere to go.
We’re waiting to hear back from Juilliard.
UPDATE: We’ve heard from Juilliard. Here’s the latest:
– All students who are able have been asked to leave the residence hall by March 22, not this Sunday.
– We are working with residential students who need accommodations and emergency financial assistance—no student will be left without a place to live.
You can see the latest updates on how we are responding to this and supporting students on our COVID-19 page on our website.
Meanwhile, can any of our NY readers take in a Juilliard student for a few days? Post your details below.