But there’s feeling quarantine disjointed and then there’s the Dean of New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
Tisch, as it’s known, is a very prestigious performing arts school in America.
Alumni include the likes of Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie and Martin Scorsese.
Think Fame-type vibes.
Which might partially go a way to explaining the reaction of the dean, Allyson Green, in response to students who’ve asked for a partial repayment of tuition fees in light of coronavirus.
Students have been moved to remote learning for the rest of the year, and in response they’ve asked for some of the $58,552 they pay in yearly fees to be refunded, via an online petition that’s attracted over 2,000 signatures.
However, according to NBC News, Green emailed students and said she doesn’t “have the authority” to refund tuition and it was “challenging” for any repayments to be given right now.
She then attached a two-minute video in which she performed a dance (which students described as “awkward” and “going on too long”) and lip-syncs to R.E.M’s 1991 hit “Losing My Religion”.
The Dean of Tisch sent this as an attachment to the email saying they won't give us our money back. Embarrassing. https://t.co/Q63x5GqsJm