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ASUC Senate bills address Maher, policies for minorities

The ASUC Senate passed two bills concerning the commencement speaker selection process and another that aims to improve policies for minorities Wednesday. A bill concerning the investment management of the ASUC was passed but will be tabled for further consideration next week.
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kirawalker

Let there be Maher

UC Berkeley is proud of its radical past, and the truly radical thing to do here is to reject the easy way out of controversy and welcome Maher to Berkeley. Not with loud protests, but with the potent forces of reason and respect, through symposia, debates and, after he has had his say, spirited rallies. Let him talk, listen politely, and watch him sweat.
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kirawalker

Maher’s invitation shows disregard for students

This is not a matter of free speech — Maher can iterate his beliefs on campus at a debate or club event. This is about granting Bill Maher the honor of being our commencement speaker when he clearly spreads ignorance and intolerance affecting the very people he would be addressing. When the exercise of free speech invokes hatred, we must stand up against that hatred.
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Students should be the stars

CAMPUS ISSUES: The quality of graduation commencement speeches should not be compromised for the presence of a noted figure.

Our pool of alumni is expansive and brilliant, and to not tap into our campus resource is a disservice to graduates looking to build their own legacy after leaving UC Berkeley.
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