Donation should stop athletics from overspending on campus’ dime

Reading The Daily Californian article “Cal Athletics receives $10 million donation for programs, infrastructure,” it is apparent that Cal is lucky to have such generous benefactors as Lisa and Doug Goldman.  Past donations from the Goldman family supported the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley as well as
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Initiative in progress could limit public college tuition increases

A UC Berkeley professor is working with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader to create an initiative for the November state ballot that would limit tuition increases in California’s public colleges. The idea to get an initiative on the ballot — whose specifics would be determined by UC Berkeley faculty and
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New class focuses on funding for athletics

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article was an incomplete draft posted due to a technical error. The version you see below is the final version, as published in print on Thursday, August 25, 2011. This fall, a few faculty members will teach a freshman seminar that focuses on
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Budget again stirs intercollegiate athletics funding controversy

Despite the fact that lawmakers have approved a budget that explicitly outlines that state funds cannot be used to fund intercollegiate athletics, university and UC Berkeley officials say concern surrounding funding for intercollegiate athletics is a moot point. The budget has once again brought financing for UC athletics teams under
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Budget proposal spurs on UC athletics debate

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on intercollegiate athletics in the state budget. In just one line situated in the Democrats’ 2011-12 budget proposal, lawmakers have once again reignited the controversy surrounding funding for intercollegiate athletics. Among a seemingly long list of cuts to the various
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