Letters to the Editor: October 7, 2011

Legislator discusses taxes, state funding and solutions I appreciate the thoughtful Sept. 20 editorial regarding the deep harm budget cuts and fee increases have caused to students individually and to the UC system collectively. As California continues to struggle through the recession, reduced state revenues remain a threat to our
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Affirmative action bake sale spurs discussion

Lessons from a bake sale We’ve all heard of the ‘bake sale outrage’ that has spread throughout the campus, and I believe that we could all use this to learn a little something about ourselves. I don’t speak for any particular student group or nationality; I don’t even speak as
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Sustainability of Berkeley butcher shop debated

Sustainable butcher shop article omits important factors The article on sustainable meat leaves out critical information.  While “sustainably raised” meat is better than factory farmed meat, it is hardly a “win-win-win.” Beef is the worst product for the environment, sustainably raised or not, because cows produce so much methane. The
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National Debt Debate

Compromise to cut debt Brit Moller comments on the possible political strategy Republicans may be taking: “desperate times call for desperate measures.” But I still see great opportunities for reasonable compromise. Cutting government spending does not have to hurt our dear social security. Farm subsidies, for example, are in dire
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Higher Education Cuts

Thank you for emphasizing the role of the state in your editorial on the current budget crisis. While the university is hardly a perfect institution, the continued cuts and tuition increases come not at the whim of Yudof and the Board of Regents but are a direct result of the
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Vacancies harm city

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thank you for J.D. Morris’s article on the online poll regarding shopping on Telegraph Avenue. People seem eager to misinterpret this poll, in which students express a wish to see less homeless people on the street. I believe it is safe to suggest that all of us, the whole community
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