Nicole Kim Mug

Oski the underdog

Berkeley Got Back

Overpopulation of students, lack of resources and the need for private donors are nothing new for UC Berkeley.
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letter to the editor

Industry-sponsored research upholds UC commitment to public service, educational missions

The Daily Californian’s recent piece about private-sector-sponsored research includes significant misrepresentations of both the financial implications of this type of research and how it is supportive of the University of California’s public interest missions. Specifically, this piece mischaracterizes why we seek funding from industry and their partnership in research, and
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Ismael Farooqui

Budget Smudget! Defending UC Berkeley’s public mission

The Campus on a Hill

When I was at Yale University one summer, I found myself reflecting on the little differences between it and UC Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, an important meeting always suffered from a shortage of food. At Yale, I attended mundane events with tables stocked like a supermarket shelf. This was the
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straus

How college sports drag us down

Two Steps Forward

“Sports” are evil. They’re evil for making corporate tools out of extremely talented people. They’re evil for perpetuating the useless, stagnant habits of overconsumption and laziness. They’re evil for turning universities’ athletic directors into groveling ad addicts. But most of all, they’re evil for taking the beautiful facet of human experience that is athleticism, turning it into a whorehouse for rich advertisers to take their pick of the choicest bodies. You don’t have to support this corruption.
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kevin_gu

Filling jail cells instead of college classes

The Political Circus

Fellow California residents, you’re paying about $13,000 for tuition. But it’s very possible you could be paying as much as $20,000, because of the drastic cuts the state has been making to education, both higher and K-12. Just a few years ago, when the state passed its 2007-08 budget, higher
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