About my visit to UC Berkeley’s campus

To the editor: Your Feb. 18 editorial about my visit last week to the UC Berkeley campus overlooks the many efforts I have embarked upon to meet and work with students beyond the meetings scheduled during my official campus visits. Graduate student leaders, undocumented students and veteran students are among Read More…

Letters to the editor: Sept. 8 — Sept. 15

I agree with Maximilian Pitner that there needs to be more open thinking and discussion about the drinking culture in America and on this campus. I just read a global perspective on root causes, changing the culture, and reducing adverse consequences of drinking, by Maik Dunnbier of IOGT International. Read More…

Letters to the editor: Sept.1 — Sept. 8

Although there were barely 50 words devoted to the issue of the amicus curiae brief issued by the university, in the Daily Californian from Sept. 3, there is a considerable amount to say regarding “race-conscious admissions.” Since 1996, it may be true that diversity has suffered on campus, but when Read More…

Letter: August 19 – August 26

Student leaders should organize on political issues Many students, alumni and community members have questioned the competency of new UC Student Regent-designate Sadia Saifuddin — so much so that they have actively campaigned against her appointment on questionable grounds. A significant portion of the organizers against her appointment have made Read More…

Letters: August 5 – August 12

Student regent needs to represent all students UC student regents are supposed to represent all UC students. Sadia Saifuddin’s leading role in the UC-wide anti-Israel divestment movement calls into question her willingness to represent the Jewish community — its extreme left excepted. In pushing for divestment from the Middle East’s Read More…

Letter: July 29 – August 5

Hard times for the University of California Of historical value we find it interesting to note that our beloved Alma Mater appears to have evolved from a bastion of innovative thought and free speech to a seemingly spineless institutution begging for funds, selling out entire departments to the likes of Read More…

Letter: July 22 – July 29

Father of two UC students speaks against appointment of Janet Napolitano as UC president  I remember that when the small federal budget reduction was implemented, Janet Napolitano held airline passengers hostage by deliberately reducing the number of TSA security personnel in airports to create an artificial logjam to avoid implementing Read More…

Letter: July 15 – July 21

A different look at why the humanities matters Many thanks to Martin Jay for his defense of the humanities (“Why the humanities,” July 8). Alongside a halfhearted suggestion, half-abandoned in the penultimate sentence, that a humanities major is good for the career, he suggests that the humanities are about critical Read More…