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City Health Officer Announces First Case of COVID-19 in Berkeley (Daily Californian): The city of Berkeley announced its first case of COVID-19 — better known as coronavirus — on March 3. The UC assured students that the individual diagnosed has no affiliation with the university. The city health officials reminded residents that although risk of infection is low, there is no medication or vaccine to treat coronavirus, and thus, recommend frequent hand-washing, staying home when sick and not to touch faces with unwashed hands.
Wait Times at Polling Centers at Ackerman Union Run More Than Four Hours (Daily Bruin): Voters waiting to cast their ballot in the Democratic primary faced wait times of over four hours on Super Tuesday. The polling station at UC Los Angeles’ Ackerman Union faced issues throughout the day, as voting machines crashed early on, forcing voters to fill out provisional ballots until machines recovered.
Record Number of Greek Organizations Have Recognition Revoked After Hazing Incidents (The California Aggie): Three UC Davis fraternities, Sigma Mu Delta, Delta Sigma Pi and Zeta Psi, have lost university affiliation within the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life this school year. Now, an additional three fraternities — Theta Tau, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Sigma Lambda Beta — are facing investigation from the Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs due to reports of hazing. Pledges of Greek life organizations have alleged both physical and mental harm, as well as verbal abuse, if pledging tasks were not met.
Students Rally in Support of Fired UC Santa Cruz TAs (The Triton): Students at UC San Diego rallied in front of Geisel Library on Monday in support of the 54 UC Santa Cruz graduate students who were fired last Friday. The rally led to the cancellation of the celebration for the library’s namesake, Theodor Seuss Geisel — better known by his nom de plume, Dr. Seuss. UCSD’s COLA movement took to Twitter, denouncing the university for not canceling the celebration, writing: “UCSD has an unhealthy obsession with Theodor Geisel AKA Dr. Seuss. The UCSD Library frequently honors his whitewashed ‘legacy’. Although today’s events have been cancelled, this statement by a member of COLA coalition outlines the deep connections between our struggle and Seuss.”
A version of this article appeared on p. 3 of the March 5, 2020 print edition of the Daily Nexus.