AnnieLuOpEd1

Save Lick Observatory to defend public education, scientific inquiry

The struggle to save Lick Observatory occurs in this larger context and has larger implications than the fate of any single facility. But because the Lick funding scandal exemplifies the hypocrisy and injustice of the attack on public education, the student movement at UC Berkeley and across the UC system has the power to rise
up and defeat Janet Napolitano and stop the attack on the Lick Observatory.
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MandyZhengOpEd2

Help us help you: Reach out to your UC student regents

Each of us has a responsibility to ourselves and to one another, to ensure that the university is the best institution it can possibly be. Together, we want to encourage all students to embrace our diversity, set aside our differences and come together to bring positive change to our university. Read More…

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Turn out for democracy

As students and as voters, we have the opportunity to change society how we see fit. We are learned in theories of just, efficient and safe societies, and we are given the right to direct our world toward those goals. If we don’t turn out, society’s fate will be decided by those who do. Read More…

Sexual assault will not be solved by public relations

So after sexual assault survivors filed federal Title IX and Clery Act complaints against UC Berkeley for sweeping cases under the rug to the U.S. Department of Education, spearheaded state and federal legislation and created a national dialogue about campus sexual assault, how does UC Berkeley respond? By hiring a Read More…

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UCOP passes the buck over Lick Observatory

I would like to commend Virgie Hoban and The Daily Californian for the excellent Sept. 2 article regarding Lick Observatory and the university’s astronomy program. But the comments by former UC vice president of research and graduate studies Steven Beckwith and Provost Aimee Dorr about the University of California Observatories Board and the board’s recommendation to cut funding for Lick Observatory are misleading. Read More…

LizzyKlingenOpEd

United States Must Protect Migrant Children

President Barack Obama declared the rising numbers of unaccompanied children and families entering the United States at our southern border “a humanitarian crisis.” But it is also a crisis of conscience raising the issue of how we as a nation respond to refugees seeking a safe haven on our soil. Read More…