"Both my parents work in the healthcare industry, and the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. has posed a significant challenge to the two of them. My father is an infectious disease doctor in Dallas. He and other health care providers are working constantly to test and treat patients with the virus. My mother works with hospice and home health care companies, and her work, too, must continue amid coronavirus concerns."
COVID-19 is the world’s first social media pandemic, and we all have a responsibility to fight back — especially when misinformation can have life-and-death consequences. Stay informed, and stay safe.
There are two things that are going to mark the end of social distancing. One, enough of the population will have caught the virus and developed antibodies against it. Two, a vaccine will have been developed and available to the public. Although the first option would likely result in more fatalities, the second option isn’t exactly the go-to choice at the moment.
"And when time inevitably comes that you or someone you know needs treatment for COVID-19, who would you rather have the mask?"
To say it rings hollow when the Dean of the Graduate School urges graduate students to come to campus in this moment because they are “an important part of the team” understates the appalling insensitivity of the message. What Dean Barbour conveyed, with crystal clarity, is that the graduate students are only an “important part of the team” when the University needs them.
"We want to know what you’re up to, how you’re coping, your at-home workout plan, which philanthropic causes you’d recommend supporting and so on."
"The Editorial Board urges the University to make decisions with the community's best interests in mind, and avoid placing further financial or emotional hardships on its students and employees in this tumultuous time."
"Anyone who believes that giving away more health care and education without requiring dramatic changes in governance and cost controls will improve these industries doesn't understand simple math nor sustainable models."
"Mahatma Gandhi encouraged us to be the change we wished to see in the world. That sentiment very much applies to our University. However you choose to be the change, know that we are here to support and empower you, and we invite you to reach out to us."
"Phones buzzed everywhere Wednesday afternoon when students received the (very expected) COVID-19 email from the University. All at once, thousands of eyes scanned the page, and mixed feelings flooded the student body. It was this moment that sealed our impending enrollment in, as recent internet discourse has called it, Zoom University."
"Given the dire financial precariousness facing graduate workers here and around the country, the Editorial Board joins StrikeDownSam’s endorsement of the UCSC strike and its condemnation of the UC administration’s termination of strikers."
We are students. And we’re also journalists. The ways in which these identities converge are uniquely and joyously difficult, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
To the striking workers and their supporters across the UC system: We are with you. We believe you will win.
It’s imperative that during this pandemic, individuals remain calm.