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Our system isn’t broken, it’s dead

Two Steps Forward

Rather than rolling our eyes at the Tea Party, we should take a cue from them. For too long, we have been bound by classical party strictures, shoving ourselves into limited and gridlocked groups that function only for the interests of their pockets and pride. As misguided as the new far right may be, by threatening to break away from the GOP, they’re on the cusp of being far more progressive than any socialists. Rather than forcing ourselves into the too-small boundaries of the parties that exist, young people today should search for options that fit their ideas.
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Alma mater, other matters

A few weeks ago, American author Joyce Carol Oates mused on Twitter how fascinating it was that alumni always lament the falling standards at their alma mater after they have graduated but never while they were in attendance. If this is the case, then homecoming is a charged time. It
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UC Berkeley receives $20 million for design innovation center

The UC Berkeley College of Engineering announced on Thursday a $20 million gift from the Paul and Stacy Jacobs Foundation to launch a new institute that will focus on incorporating design into engineering education. Former president Bill Clinton helped announce the launch of the design innovation institute at the annual
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Students, alumni attend Clinton Global Initiative Conference

This past weekend a group of eighteen UC Berkeley students attended the Clinton Global Initiative University in St. Louis, an annual gathering of some of the leading figures in government, the private sector, NGOs as well as innovative students from universities around the country who aim to combat some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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