Letter to the Editor: Dykes and the budget

Given Cal’s star status in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Jan. 4 article on the piles of debt accumulated by university athletics departments, throwing $5.8 million at Sonny Dykes on his way out the door added insult to injury. I don’t intend to argue UC Berkeley’s contractual obligations to Dykes but just to
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Bad mischaracterization of business group shows bias

Regarding your description of the Downtown Berkeley Association, or DBA, in Semira Sherief’s article in your Sept. 30 edition: The DBA is composed of downtown businesses, both large and small, and advocates for those businesses. It is not “a nonprofit focused on making improvements to the downtown area” as your
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Victim-blaming ignores issue

In his long letter to the UC Berkeley School of Law community, Sujit Choudhry has demonstrated a creative way to blame the victim. He does not deny that the things his victim said happened actually happened. But he implies that she is somehow complicit because of the amount of time
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Letter fails to recognize fault

Whether Choudhry had “sexual intentions” toward Tyann Sorrell is, quite frankly, irrelevant. I can think of very few workplaces in which it is appropriate for a boss to kiss, hug or massage his support staff on a near daily basis.
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