Divestment quid pro no

CAMPUS ISSUES: Events surrounding the ASUC Senate’s passage of SB 160, including a disgraceful deal offer from a senator, cast a pall over the campus.

If ASUC Senator Jorge Pacheco truly wanted to settle charges against President Connor Landgraf, he should have done it the right way. Attempting to thwart the democratic process instead and influence Landgraf’s decision on whether to veto the ASUC Senate’s controversial divestment bill was wildly inappropriate. Elected representatives of the
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Isocrates on divestment

The Critic Who Counts

Nothing like a scandalous political quid pro quo, complete with new information about an ideologically stained physical assault on Sproul alongside bylaw violation charges galore to awaken our senses. I give you, Divestment: Season 2. After this latest flood of melodrama, politicians in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento look like snoozers.
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Abandon SHIP

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Following the recommendation of student leaders, UC Berk eley should withdraw from the UC Student Health Insurance Plan.

In theory, the UC Student Health Insurance Plan’s benefits should outweigh its costs. But in practice, they don’t. For this reason, UC Berkeley should withdraw from the systemwide plan and revert to managing its own health coverage for its own students. SHIP was supposed to unite all UC campuses under
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The divestment dilemma

CAMPUS ISSUES: The controversial divestment bill passed by the ASUC Senate this week should have been crafted in a more inclusive manner.

On Wednesday night, members of the UC Berkeley community continued a proud campus tradition of speaking out against injustice. People with diverse opinions about an ASUC Senate bill that calls for divestment from companies tied to human rights violations in Israel agreed that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs resolution. Yet, in
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Support for survivors

CAMPUS ISSUES: The ASUC Senate’s vote of no confidence in campus sexual assault policies was a necessary step to start serious dialogue about this issue.

UC Berkeley must be a safe place for survivors of sexual assault. If a majority of the ASUC Senate, after considering input from survivors, feels that current campus policies are grossly inadequate, there is clearly a problem that the campus administration must address. Last week, the senate passed a bill
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