Hunting for housing

As Berkeley’s housing crisis continues, students, alumni and residents converse about solutions and problems. Op-Ed:UC Berkeley needs more housing solutions, not illusions In other words, UC Berkeley has not been simply passive. It has deliberately avoided building and operating additional housing so that it can protect the very high rents
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Preparation helps students find suitable housing

The advantage of mobility is the flexibility to follow an opportunity no matter where it leads, whether down the street, on the other side of town or across the country. The disadvantage is actually having to relocate. Thanks to technology and an ever-more interconnected world, many of us can easily
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Housing should not replace educational spaces

I wish to write not to claim to have solutions to the UC Berkeley student housing crisis but to expose one proposed solution that is doing a serious injustice to students, both in the present and in the future. If you’ve ever traveled to the Northwest region of campus, where
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UC Berkeley needs more housing solutions, not illusions

It is very difficult to avoid the unkind conclusion that UC Berkeley does not care very much about serving a basic student need — providing most of its students, as many colleges do, with affordable housing. This is not only a very important economic issue; students deserve a social environment
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City must fix infrastructural problems

CITY ISSUES: There are many imminent problems threatened the city of Berkeley that we must be prepared for.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. In November, Berkeley succumbed to old, ineffective habits: It passed the measly Measure T1, which implemented a multiyear plan to fix infrastructural problems. But this time, it will cover only one-fifth of the projected cost — and
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