Despite opponents, case for UC fossil fuel divestment remains strong

UC Berkeley professor of law Steven Davidoff Solomon’s Feb. 10 piece in the New York Times DealBook, “Colleges Use Anti-Apartheid Strategies to Battle Fossil Fuels,” makes a number of arguments about the futility of the University of California divesting its $3 billion holdings in fossil fuels. Almost all of them
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Berkeley’s police-community relations imperfect but improving

A number of people have asked my thoughts on how to improve police-community relations in light of the tragic events in Ferguson and Staten Island and the controversy over Berkeley police crowd-control tactics in the Dec. 6 protests in the city. Regarding the police response Dec. 6, I believe we
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Police Review Commission seeks student input

The Police Review Commission, or PRC, is a citywide, nine-member commission that hears complaints from individuals and creates policy recommendations to the Berkeley City Council and city manager. As such, we must consistently seek feedback and work collaboratively with the community to help create and implement progressive policies that benefit
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Campanile history still rings true today

In 1903, the university hired John Galen Howard as a supervising architect, charging him with designing a master plan. He is responsible for many of the most beautiful buildings on campus, including Memorial Stadium, Doe Library, the Greek Theatre, California Hall and the Hearst Mining Building. There are many, many
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Survey done: Now it’s time to transform our campus climate

At last week’s campus climate symposium, students, staff and faculty gathered to discuss the state of the campus climate at UC Berkeley. Ostensibly, the campus climate survey was the impetus for the symposium. This survey had a few surprising — but mostly unsurprising — results. What was not surprising was
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Open letter to campus community on Chapel Hill shootings

Deah Shaddy Barakat: 23, dental student, newly wed husband Yusor Mohammad: 21, intended dental student, newly wed wife Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha: 19, student, sister of Yusor On Tuesday, these three individuals were targeted in Chapel Hill, right outside of the campus of University of North Carolina. Authorities say Craig Stephen
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Your admissions file is not a magic puzzle piece

The man went over the mountain to see what he could see. The other side of the mountain was all that he could see. Don’t request your admissions files. Don’t ask to see them here at Cal — or at Stanford, Harvard or Hogwarts. Don’t set yourself up to believe
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