If the Hessian Foundation for peace and conflict research still has the capacity, you could set up a project with the working title "The pazifizierende effect of the Corona pandemic on universities". It is quite remarkable how constructively and largely professors and students calmly deal representatives with a Situation that holds so much Potential for resentment: transition to Online teaching, and within a few weeks, uncertainty about internships, exams and abroad, the concern about the money stays, for many, because of the part-time job is gone.
But neither it drives the students to Demonstrate on the street, nor carry any other status groups of the universities of any corona-related friction so loudly that the Public wouldn something. Not even before the presidential election at the University of Frankfurt there has been a harmonious debate on the crisis strategy – and the dispute over the election of approved candidates was almost as quickly forgotten again, as he had flared up. The basic consensus "that We must now face together because" no one likes out of the question; in such a situation, "can you make no election campaign," noted one observer.
Sooner or later, the consequences of the forced "exception semester" – follows the at least another, also the currently Walt at the end of the University as a harmony to shake. Growing financial Distress and Anger about organizational shortcomings, which are acceptable at the Moment, could fuel the student protest mood again soon.Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 05:20