ASUC Senate incapable of managing Cal Lodge

CAMPUS ISSUES: The ASUC Senate should maintain ownership of the Cal Lodge, but allow a professional to make the major decisions.

The ASUC Senate recently hired two MBA candidates at the Haas School of Business to help it create a business plan that will bring its Lake Tahoe-area lodge out of disrepair and into the black. It’s an encouraging step to correct the senate’s yearslong mismanagement of the property, but until Read More…

Get past the bogus health tips

Half awake, half asleep. Notebook in one hand and anything caffeinated in the other. You slug into your lecture hall and plant yourself in a squeaky chair. “OK, I can do this; I can get through the day.” Read More…

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Every step you take, Big Brother is watching

Loyal Opposition

With both the Washington Post and the Guardian winning the Pulitzer Prize for breaking the story on National Security Agency surveillance, I thought I’d have a go at winning one myself. By now, the fiery outrage most people feel over the fact that their government is spying on them has receded Read More…

UC officials need to adhere to labor contract

If you sign a contract, you have to follow the contract. Seems simple, right? Yet the University of California seems to have a problem understanding the need to adhere to the contract it signed with UC postdoctoral scholars. Read More…

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Why we should be selling sex

Sex on Tuesday

Prostitution, what some might consider to be humanity’s oldest occupation, is today heavily scrutinized as an immoral and deviant form of objectifying one’s body for money. Read More…

I-House mourns Damon Frick

Last week, a custodian and community member at UC Berkeley’s International House, where I live, passed away. Damon Frick, who had been a part of our community for a few years, died in the hospital after falling some 20 feet while using a motorized lift to clean windows. Read More…

Steele should be a good fit at UC Berkeley

CAMPUS ISSUES: Incoming Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele has a fresh perspective on some of the issues he'll grapple with

Claude Steele, the new second-ranking administrator at UC Berkeley, does not appear as if he will usher in any sweeping changes. But he seems to have the appropriate values and nuanced understanding of the campus necessary to succeed. In an interview with The Daily Californian’s Senior Editorial Board on April Read More…