Lift the ban on e-cigarettes

CAMPUS ISSUES: The incoming ban on consuming tobacco products on campus goes too far by banning e-cigarettes, which are far less harmful.

For decades, American society has been moving toward a complete ban on smoking tobacco. Since about the mid-20th century, when scientific studies revealing the drug’s devastating effects on the human body were made public, public policy and social attitudes have shifted more and more against tobacco. This is a good
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The missing black students

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley’s dearth of African American students is out of sync with our values and alienates members of our community

Today’s inauguration ceremony is an opportunity for Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. He will have the ears of the campus — professors, students, administrators and many other members of the community. To take full advantage of this opportunity, however, Dirks should take the time to reflect on the values and diversity of our campus and on who makes up our community.
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