‘A perfect breeding ground for COVID’: UC Berkeley residence halls enforce mask mandate, strive to prevent outbreaks

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As the flurry of student move-ins comes to an end, many are concerned about the potential for another COVID-19 outbreak. However, UC Berkeley administration has instituted guidelines and policies to ensure student safety and reduce the possibility of a superspreader.

Amid continued safety concerns, UC Berkeley enforced three COVID-19 related housing protocols as several thousand students moved in last week.
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Fraternity alcohol ban is not a solution for sexual misconduct

On Aug. 27, The North-American Interfraternity Conference, or NIC, implemented a hard alcohol ban requiring that by Sept. 1, 2019, alcoholic beverages with more than 15 percent alcohol by volume will no longer be allowed on fraternity property nationally. According to the NIC’s website, this new protocol shows the conference’s
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