The bill's supporters assert the university system has failed HBCUs in the past.
The COVID-19 budget cuts will hit staff without staff’s input.
Faculty and staff lives are more important than students’ convenience.
“[Students] need the campus environment as much as they need our courses.”
Those returning in-person to USM institutions will also have to start daily symptom monitoring and reporting 14 days before arriving on campus.
Maryland is joining 16 other states and the District of Columbia in the lawsuit.
The decision was made to ease financial challenges hoisted on students and families by the coronavirus pandemic.
There will be reduced capacity in dorms, and courses with over 50 students will likely be held partially online.
Certain decisions — whether athletics may resume, for instance — will be left up to specific universities.
Laurie Locascio, UMD's vice president for research, will head the group.