Steele should be a good fit at UC Berkeley

CAMPUS ISSUES: Incoming Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele has a fresh perspective on some of the issues he'll grapple with

Claude Steele, the new second-ranking administrator at UC Berkeley, does not appear as if he will usher in any sweeping changes. But he seems to have the appropriate values and nuanced understanding of the campus necessary to succeed. In an interview with The Daily Californian’s Senior Editorial Board on April
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Service workers as second-class citizens

Urban Animal

For all its daring, colossal beauty, professor Alexander Coward’s recent widely circulated email made a poor comparison that struck me. The more I think about it, the more it bothers me. Coward wrote a letter to the freshmen in his Math 1A class who were scared about the upcoming strike.
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Reflecting on a Coward’s brave email

Tales of Two Cities

I was studying on one of Dwinelle’s uncomfortable benches on Wednesday when I heard a faded song from afar get louder and louder. Then Dwinelle’s doors were flung open, bringing in the soft sound of the pouring rain mingled with the protesters’ song, their own version of “This Land Is
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UC graduate students and service workers strike

Service workers, patient care workers, and graduate students throughout the UC system went on a 24-hour strike. The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 called for the protest in response to alleged intimidation tactics used by the UC to prevent workers from participating in a May
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Members of the UC Berkeley Muslim Student Association protest 
government drone use on the steps of Sproul Hall on Wednesday.

Students silently protest US government’s use of drones

About 40 demonstrators stood side by side in front of Sproul Hall Friday, holding signs with phrases such as “Drones don’t make us safer; violence begets violence” to pique the interest of passers-by and inspire them to question the necessity of U.S. drone strikes in countries such as Pakistan and Yemen.
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Napolitano addresses the UC Board of Regents, introducing a proposed freeze in undergraduate tuition for the 2014-15 school year as well 
as initiatives to increase transfer rates from community colleges to the UC system and reach complete energy efficiency systemwide by 2025.

Napolitano proposes undergraduate tuition freeze for next year at UC Regents meeting

Her other initiatives include improving research productivity, transfer rates and energy efficiency

UC President Janet Napolitano proposed a freeze in undergraduate tuition for the 2014-15 school year in a public address before the UC Board of Regents on Wednesday as part of a larger plan to develop a more sustainable long-term tuition model for the university.
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Classes Under the Clouds

Classes Under the Clouds

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, Berkeley residents and students gathered outside of Dwinelle Hall to discuss debt. According to their flyer, the goal of “classes under the clouds” is to “help turn the university inside out.”