No boundary between free speech, political advocacy

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We understand you have issued no regulation nor taken any steps to restrict political advocacy or “uncivil” speech on campus. Nonetheless, we are concerned that your call for “civility” may have — or already has had — a chilling effect on the exercise of free speech by UC Berkeley faculty and students. Read More…

Freedom and its limits

This fall, the campus celebrates the achievements of the 1964 student movement that made Berkeley famous for extending the First Amendment’s definition of free speech to the University of California. Read More…

On civility and divisions

We don’t want “free speech” that is condoned by the administration. Let us explain. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is tasked with defending and bettering the institution of UC Berkeley. Read More…

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Not on the same page

Those were my thoughts upon reading Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ message of Sept. 5. It came late on a Friday afternoon — one of those irritating, one-way messages that signs off in bold, “Please do not reply to this message,” thus clothing an imperative — “do not reply” — in the language of civility: “please.” Read More…

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ASUC Senator King Xiong gives voice to Hmong community

The Hmong community makes up less than 1 percent of the thousands of students at UC Berkeley. Belonging to one of the smallest communities at UC Berkeley, Xiong aspires to leave footprints on political and social grounds for Hmong students who are soon to become future college students and leaders. Read More…

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White paper exposes unfair cuts to PACS

We as students have suffered the consequences of negligent administrators for too long. Instead of improving PACS and providing it with the resources it so rightfully deserves, IAS administrators have systematically incapacitated the program and altered it almost beyond recognition. Read More…

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Vote yes on Measure Q: Work, pollute less

If the United States could get back on the track of gradually reducing average work hours, as we did during most of our history, it would be much more feasible to build a sustainable economy during the coming century. Read More…

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Postdocs deserve fair pay

Recognizing the danger of this trend, many local governments and organizations are doing what they can to mitigate the impact on working people. Unfortunately, UC Berkeley is not one of them. Read More…

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Vote no on Proposition 1

Proposition 1 is a mirage that won’t solve our water woes

Proposition 1 is an unconscionable money-grab that protects water-sucking corporate agriculture at the expense of California taxpayers to the detriment of all of our state’s 38 million residents — especially those who are most threatened by the drought. Read More…