My name is Peter Weiss. This is my 10th year teaching Chemistry at UC Santa Cruz. For me, a June 30th lay-off means financial hardship for my family of 4 since I provide the health insurance benefits for the family and we have incurred some larger than normal medical expenses this year. For my students, they will sorely miss my super-organized, equitable, and engaging chemistry course. I have spent the last year slowly transitioning to online learning (I have 200-500 students each quarter!). Now that we are fully online, my class does not miss a beat.