Off-campus library facility needs room to grow

Irene Chen/Staff

Public institutions are often very bad about infrastructure. Just look at the failure of governments at all levels to maintain roads and bridges and light rail or, for that matter, schools. As a public institution, the University of California has the same problem. There is considerable glory in starting a
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UC Grinch picked workers’ pockets

During the recent holiday season, the university continued its tradition of reaching into staff pockets to fund the holiday closure. Originally begun to save energy, the closure has evolved into an annual financial pinch costing staff between 1.2 and 1.9 percent of their wages, according to our calculations. The three-
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A new social contract: demands for Greeks

Sexual assault at colleges and universities has become somewhat of a hot-button issue over the course of 2014. Back in March, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights began a Title IX investigation into how UC Berkeley was handling reports of sexual assault, contributing to a nationwide conversation
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UCSA demands greater fiscal transparency of regents

By now, every student of the UC system has likely heard of the UC Board of Regents’ tuition policy and the protests it sparked throughout the system in response. What many students may not know is how their campus and state student representatives were responding before our semester resumed last
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Occupy the syllabus

We are calling for an occupation of syllabi in the social sciences and humanities. This call to action was instigated by our experience last semester as students in an upper-division course on classical social theory.
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Don’t Maher our commencement

Honor students not hate speech

Your administration’s unwillingness to change Bill Maher’s invitation as Saturday’s fall 2014 commencement speaker — as well as your unwillingness to issue a public statement in support of concerns raised by students, staff and faculty — is deeply disturbing.
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Become the change we want to see

The reactions of the campus and Berkeley communities to the grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner show that these decisions deeply affect the moral sensibility, sense of justice and political activism of many of us and deservedly so.
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Chancellor Dirks aims to provide support to campus priorities

“People Not Profits!” some of their signs said, which was a little ironic, given that doing the right thing for as many people as possible has been the primary driver for our every action in and around the university property known as the Gill Tract. In fact, our plans for the area are the result of an open and inclusive planning process, representing a rare win-win-win for low-income students, the community of Albany and, as it happens, those committed to urban farming.
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