Could there be a more perfect day for me to have a turn at the Morning Reads than National Grammar Day? I think not! If you’re wondering why in the world such a day exists, Grammarly published a post on the history of the holiday a few years back. Meanwhile, it’s the third day of Qualifying, which you can keep up with here.
And now, the news!
- State employees may soon gain three weeks of paid parental leave.
- With nearly 100 students from UGA and GT in quarantine following study abroad trips to Italy and France, the University System is advising trips be canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 global outbreak.
- COVID-19 will also affect the way some visitors travel to the Masters Tournament next month.
- The 11th Circuit has ruled that a privately-run immigration detention center in south Georgia is subject to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which prohibits forced labor.
- Super Tuesday was yesterday, in case you hadn’t heard.
- The Stock Market sank 785 points after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in an effort to curb the worry that COVID-19 will cause a recession.
- The official COVID-19 numbers are likely wrong because of the way we collect data surrounding outbreaks.
- 25 people died in on Tuesday in Middle Tennessee after a tornado ripped through Nashville.
- The French city of Plougastel-Daoulas recently held a contest to see if anyone could decipher a message left on a rock in the village in 1786. Two people were able to do it, and the message is a memorial to a friend lost at sea.