Letters: Feb. 7, 2012

Practice safe sex in the month of love Valentine’s Day is stressful.  For those with partners, or a special someone in mind, planning a romantic date and buying the perfect gift can be overwhelming. For those kicking it solo, the pressure to find a Valentine or avoid all things mushy
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An alumna speaks about protests

Dear Chancellor Birgeneau: It was 50 years ago that I proudly enrolled as a freshman at Cal, from which my mother (Class of 1933) and my aunt had graduated long ago. All these years I have bragged about the wonderful experience of my four years at Berkeley and the superb
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Letters to the Editor: Occupy Cal

Coverage of Occupy Cal disappoints. We are deeply disappointed by the recent Daily Cal coverage of the Occupy Cal events of Nov. 10.  The headline piece, titled “Occupy Cal: Protestors, police violently clash,” is factually incorrect or lacking on at least two counts: 1. It suggests that protesters were just
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Community reacts to Occupy Cal and Chancellor’s response

Chancellor Robert Birgeneau: Your recent “Message to Campus Community” avows solidarity with students regarding their anger about the steady public “disinvestment in public higher education.” Nevertheless, you explain that you have necessarily enacted a “no encampment” policy. Students neglected to ask permission and failed to abide by your rules of
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Coalition pledges support for Occupy Cal

On Nov. 9, an outdoor encampment, modeled after the encampments in New York, Oakland, and other cities worldwide, will be established at UC Berkeley in order to protest the privatization of public education. We write to express our support for the project of Occupy Cal, and to state publicly that
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Berkeley’s Nuclear Free Act is inspiration

Written in response to The Daily Californian’s Oct. 18 editorial about Berkeley’s Nuclear Free Act: On Aug. 6, 2005, I joined then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and 55,000 others at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, site of the atomic bombing 60 years before. That devastating bomb was a tiny fraction of
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