A room of our own

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Graduate students hold up our university. They provide the teaching and grading labor that makes quality instruction possible. They also produce scholarship — both here and throughout their careers — that allows UC Berkeley to call itself a world-class site of cutting-edge research. Read More…

Get past the bogus health tips

Half awake, half asleep. Notebook in one hand and anything caffeinated in the other. You slug into your lecture hall and plant yourself in a squeaky chair. “OK, I can do this; I can get through the day.” Read More…

UC officials need to adhere to labor contract

If you sign a contract, you have to follow the contract. Seems simple, right? Yet the University of California seems to have a problem understanding the need to adhere to the contract it signed with UC postdoctoral scholars. Read More…

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I-House mourns Damon Frick

Last week, a custodian and community member at UC Berkeley’s International House, where I live, passed away. Damon Frick, who had been a part of our community for a few years, died in the hospital after falling some 20 feet while using a motorized lift to clean windows. Read More…

The Jewish community isn’t united against Mohabbat

As Jews, we are taught to be opinionated. From pronunciations of hummus to international politics, the phrase “Two Jews, three opinions” is true with often frustrating frequency. Given these varying opinions, when the Daily Cal runs an op-ed that makes categorical statements about the Jewish community and its values, it’s Read More…