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Is there hope for homeless population?

Berkeley, and every other community in our country, is not doing enough. If we do not grab the condition of homelessness with both fists and make a greater commitment to deal with all its aspects, this will be the “new normal.”
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New Title IX policies will upend years of progress

Meaningful change is inherently slow. When discussing sexual violence and sexual harassment, commonly referred to as SVSH, the issue is further complicated by legal and cultural barriers. Culturally, survivors are often not believed or taken seriously, and those who do report often see their assaulters face zero to minor legal
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UC Berkeley must put students first in sex misconduct cases

A little over a month ago, I was notified that my former professor has been suspended for three years without pay. The outcome has been long in the making; I filed my complaint in March 2016. The process has been mostly silent. First there was a five-month investigation, during which
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The new union contract is a failure of union solidarity

The week before last, the bargaining team for UAW 2865 — the union representing teaching assistants, associate instructors, tutors and readers across the UC system — failed its members spectacularly by positioning its current contract offer as a success. Much ink has been spilled in the intervening days about the
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Berkeley must provide support for its homeless community

Goodbye, summer. Hello, rain and cold. The Farmer’s Almanac forecasts this winter to be a brutal one. For most people, this is not a big deal. For the homeless, it could be lethal. And in Berkeley, there are dozens of seniors and seriously disabled individuals who are currently homeless. The
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Anyone can be a CRISPR scientist

Lifting a delicate, black lid, two UC Berkeley students carefully placed a fragile gel into a DNA imaging machine. With their instructor standing by, the students powered up the equipment, anxiously waiting to see the results of their weeklong experiment. To their bewilderment, a collage of lines appeared on the
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Hardly living on a UC librarian salary

Nobel laureates. Groundbreaking research. Stellar faculty. Top-tier students. UC Berkeley has been recognized as one of the best universities — public or private — in the world. Fiat lux, indeed. And at the center, at the heart of this university, are its libraries. If you are a librarian, especially one
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Data show how polluters cry wolf over environmental regulations

It’s become a predictable dance. A business faces a public backlash over its air and water pollution. Government regulators step in to reduce the emissions. And industry lobbyists contend that the ensuing “onerous regulations” will force layoffs or relocation to a less environmentally friendly jurisdiction or country. But new research
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