Thursday, October 22, 2009
Not Sure How to React
I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. Because of the whole H1N1 pandemic Wittenberg is telling it's students that if they feel sick and have a fever, cough or sore throat that they should not go to class. While they are saying that the professors are still using attendance as part of the grade. This doesn't make sense. I have a really hard time deciding if I should stay home and rest and take care of myself when I know I've already missed 2 classes and the professor only gives 3 freebies. I don't want my grade docked because I have a cough and low fever. But with this H1N1 craziness that has been going down recently (including Witt's first cases) I feel like if I don't stay home people are going to be kinda annoyed. Like, I missed a day of class because of a nasty migraine a couple weeks ago. My professor's first words to me were "are you healthy?" when he saw me in the ceramics room the next day. That being said, he is also the professor who has said that my missing class is getting into the "effect your grade" range. How am I supposed to miss class when I know it is going to lower my grade? I'm stuck. I can either stay home and lose points or I can go to class and risk getting everyone sick. What do I do with that? Take now for example; I have had a fever off and on all day, along with a nasty cough, a headache and soreness all over my body. All symptoms are pointing to the flu, but when I skipped class today I felt incredibly guilty and scared that it was going to effect my grade. I don't want to run to the Health Center for every case of the flu I get but that seems to be the only way for me to miss class and not worry about my grade. I don't know. What do you think about this?