Take control of our education, not just a building

HIGHER EDUCATION: While we agree with the goals of the student protest at Wheeler Hall, the movement would be more effective if it was addressed to Gov. Brown.

Over the last week, more than 200 students have camped in Wheeler Hall to demonstrate their frustration with the UC Board of Regents’ recently passed plan to increase tuition should the state fail to increase UC funding. While we wholeheartedly agree with the goals of the student movement, protesters must
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The Free Speech Movement lives on

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “Fifty Years of Free Speech” an original book by The Daily Californian reexamining the movement through its archives from 1964. The book is available here. There is an interpretation of quantum mechanics that holds that there are many parallel universes in which all possibilities
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Who should define civility?

CAMPUS ISSUES: Chancellor Nicholas Dirks' email, in which he calls for civility as a precondition of free speech, fails to properly define civility.

The naturally ambiguous definition of “civility” has sparked intense discourse on the UC Berkeley campus after Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent an email Sept. 5 entitled “Civility and Free Speech.”
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On civility and divisions

We don’t want “free speech” that is condoned by the administration. Let us explain. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is tasked with defending and bettering the institution of UC Berkeley.
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Safeena

Forced to forge a new path

Most people don’t know that when I arrived at UC Berkeley, frizzy-haired and bright-eyed, I wanted to be a sports broadcaster. I didn’t want to be the first female president, an organizer, an advocate, a political news junkie or an actress — I wanted to be a sports broadcaster. I
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Robert Hass

A poet in motion

It was like any other poetry reading — Robert Hass had attended hundreds at this point. But after he finished reciting poems from a recent book, someone from the audience approached him and pointed out to the Pulitzer Prize winner something that had never crossed his mind. All the poems
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