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UC Berkeley is increasing student housing. But is it putting its real issues to bed?

CAMPUS ISSUES: As UC Berkeley goes forward in its ambitious housing efforts, it needs to be more sensitive to the needs of its student body

In the early April, students living in UC Berkeley’s University Village in Albany received notices stating that those deemed “emotionally unfit” were susceptible to eviction. After outrage from tenants, this troublesome clause was removed before it was ever enforced. It’s insensitive notifications such as this one that are an example
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The UC needs to work with its workers to provide basic resources

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The UC system must show that it values its most fundamental workers

The UC’s failure to act has led to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, backing out of speaking at UC Berkeley’s 2018 commencement ceremony. Although this news disappointed many graduating seniors, it has rightly elevated the urgency of this issue.
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Berkeley can’t solve homelessness with arbitrary regulations

CITY ISSUES: City officials must produce constructive legislation without using dehumanizing rhetoric

If the city of Berkeley wants to create policies that foster a greater sense of community and “quality of life,” it should do so for all of its inhabitants — not just those who can afford Berkeley’s incredibly high housing costs.
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