Letters: Jan. 29

Dirks responds to Columbia faculty criticism On Jan. 22, The Daily Californian published a letter from some of my Columbia colleagues that contains serious misrepresentations of what I actually said during the course of an introductory online video interview (still available through the UC Berkeley NewsCenter) that was released after
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Letter: Jan. 24

Op-ed perpetuated misleading claims about UC administration In his recent op-ed “UC funding fight continues,” Nicolas Kitchel rightly congratulates students for rallying behind Proposition 30 and helping to stave off crippling cuts to the University of California. But in his call for continued student activism, he recycles the tired and
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Letter: Week of Jan. 21

Outrage at Dirks’ divestment remark Editor’s Note: A version of this letter was previously published in the Columbia Daily Spectator.  The undersigned faculty members of the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University feel outraged after reading the assertions made by Nicholas Dirks, our former colleague and
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Letters to the editor: Nov. 30

Ranked voting elections will solve problems abroad Your Nov. 27 editorial dovetails perfectly with Baruch Nutovic’s op-ed, “The hope for a lasting peace.” A decade ago this fall, a group of now-graduated students who met in a political science class were outraged by U.S. election failures and organized for Berkeley
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Letter to the editor: Nov. 16

Tuition supports financial aid  The Daily Californian’s Nov. 13 op-ed “Tuition rollbacks will not hurt financial aid” presents an inaccurate impression of financial aid assistance provided by UC Berkeley. A review of the facts makes clear that funds from tuition provide a critical source of funding for students receiving financial
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Letters to the editor: Week of Nov. 5

Halloween decoration was not racist at all Our country unfortunately has had a long and sad history of prejudice against African Americans. However, the recent allegation of racial prejudice against the Theta Delta Chi fraternity is unfounded and unacceptable in today’s society. TDC had a zombie that had been hung
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Letters to the editor: Week of Oct. 29

We need to support each other on campus As a young alumnus who still regularly reads The Daily Californian, I was really saddened when I read about the apparent suicide of Larkin Brogan. I did not know Larkin. I didn’t know who she was or what she was like, what
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