Melissa Wen_online

Texting tribulations

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When my new friend and freshman year floormate texted me a tongue-in-cheek, “You replied too soon” to a message I took an hour to respond to, I genuinely believed him.
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Stepping over stumbling stones

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“Girls can love a rock,” my umma once told me. “But rocks just sit there. They don’t move or give anything back.” This was her subtle way of encouraging me to dump my then-boyfriend, but I was too optimistic to listen. After all, he was charming, hilarious and fun when
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Taylor Follett_online

What are you going to do with that?

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I was sitting down to dinner with new acquaintances a month into my freshman year when the conversation turned to our majors. I was surrounded by computer science and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM, majors. I tensed up, steeling myself for the inevitable disparaging comment. When I
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Campus must change from top down

The chancellor will resign.  We now have to understand what happened and what lessons it holds for the future. Undoubtedly, he inherited a challenging fiscal situation, which was made more challenging by the deal struck between UC President Janet Napolitano and Gov. Jerry Brown. This was a year ago. Since
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Next chancellor has no easy task

On Tuesday, the battle cry of the progressive student activist was answered when Nicholas Dirks announced his resignation as UC Berkeley’s 10th Chancellor. In a campuswide email he declared that the time is right for him to “step aside” and “allow someone else to take up the financial and institutional
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Dirks’ work far from done

CAMPUS ISSUES: Chancellor Nicholas Dirks must use his remaining months in office to improve the campus and address ongoing problems at UC Berkeley.

At the outset of what would devolve into a turbulent tenure, Dirks remarked on his appreciation for the University of California’s transparency: “I’ve never had transparency like this in my life,” he told The Daily Californian in 2013. Three long years later, Dirks announced in an Aug. 16 campuswide email
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Justin Knight_Online

Learning to fail

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Here’s something I never thought I’d be proud to say: I quit a thing. More than that, I quit something I really, really wanted to succeed in. This summer, I took an intensive language course that was supposed to gear me for a future academic career in language study. Ten
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Bidding Dirks adieu

The news of UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ resignation prompted a slew of reactions, both positive and negative, from members of the campus community. Here are a few.   Editorial: Dirks’ work far from done If he truly cares about the campus and the public mission, it is imperative that he
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