Virginia Wesleyan University expelled a member of the women’s basketball team after she hosted a Thanksgiving gathering for her friends. 13 team members that attended the gathering were suspended from on-campus housing by the university this week.
According to a local news report, a graduate student and member of the Virginia Wesleyan University basketball team was expelled this week over her decision to host a “Friendsgiving” dinner at her home. The university claims that the event violated its guidelines on social distancing.
The student, Makenna McSweeney, claims that she was dismissed from the university simply for hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the members of the women’s basketball team. All attendees were suspended from on-campus housing by the university following the event.
“It was a very quick, short [meeting]: ‘You had a gathering you’re dismissed from the school completely,’” McSweeney said.
In a statement, the university said that they will continue