America’s Orwellian college campuses


Reason Magazine reports that “Students at the University of California, Berkeley are paying for the privilege of living in police-enforced lockdown. “The self-sequester mandate for UC Berkeley students living in the dormitories, originally intended to end Monday, has been extended for another week, with stricter security measures in place to enforce quarantining,” noted SFGate yesterday.

The new security measures include campus cops roaming dormitory halls looking for students leaving their rooms for unapproved reasons. The only permissible reasons to leave your dorm room at Berkeley are for meals, bathroom breaks, or getting a COVID-19 test. No outdoor exercise is permitted.