When white supremacists flood the city, Berkeley should not back down

CITY AFFAIRS: Ahead of alt-right rally, Christ fails to acknowledge the way white supremacists co-opt "free speech," and the city unfairly advises people to "stay away."

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Berkeley is a magnet for white supremacists who exploit its history and clickbait name for their hateful fight. Community members shouldn’t have to watch Martin Luther King Jr. Way turn into a war zone. But recent events show how a bloodbath can be avoided, and it’s not by staying away.
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When it comes to the budget, there are no ‘stupid’ questions

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley's transparency regarding the budget is laudable, but the plan to close the deficit is still plagued by seeming indecision.

When asked about another potential change to athletics policy in response to the budget deficit — selling alcohol at Cal games — Christ said the question was “stupid.”
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UC Berkeley budget problems stem from state pressure

Campus issues: Revenue generation in Christ’s budget relies too heavily on benevolence and charity

Carol Christ has a clear philanthropy vision. In the Christ Administration’s budget for 2017–18, Christ and her team envision a campus in which donations are a primary source of revenue. Indeed, revenue generation was bandied about during the lead-up to the new budget. The plan reveals that revenue makes up
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Newest appointees round out Christ cabinet

CAMPUS ISSUES: 5 Most recent appointees to Campus administration seem qualified and ready

No woman is an island. A lot of attention has been focused on Carol Christ, but it’s her new cabinet that will make or break her tenure. Christ’s appointees are all well qualified. It’s nice that a lot of them come from UC Berkeley. That some of them have already
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Trans students deserve trans-friendly university

The Tang Center and SHIP are finally making moves to be more trans-friendly, and AHCA is stalling in the senate. For anybody that cares about our healthcare system, things are looking up. Beginning August 1, SHIP will begin covering a handful of gender confirming treatments and surgeries for UC Berkeley
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New subcommittee on Urban Shield should side against the program

CITY ISSUES: Berkeley City Council’s refusal to side with resident protest has ultimately failed citizens

Four days before Berkeley City Council voted to continue the Urban Shield police training program, the police officer who killed Philando Castile was acquitted by a jury of his peers. Only a week later, BPD faced new allegations of racial profiling from UC Berkeley student Ismael Chamu. In Berkeley and
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