Carol Christ has utterly neglected students amid California’s deadliest fires

CAMPUS ISSUES: In delaying class cancellation, administrators have made it clear that the health and safety of UC Berkeley students are not a priority

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This week, hundreds of UC Berkeley students have felt the impact of California’s deadliest fire. Many students’ homes have been destroyed, and some students have seen their friends and families displaced. And yet, in the face of this horrible tragedy, the campus administration has demonstrated an unbelievable insensitivity to the physical and mental well-being of its students.
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Smoke-free zone

CITY AFFAIRS: An ordinance that proposes banning smoking in the city’s multiunit housing has a noble goal but could do more harm than good.

At its May 28 meeting, Berkeley City Council discussed a smoke-free ordinance that could become an infringement on residents’ rights. The council must tread carefully in the future if it chooses to follow through on it. The proposed ordinance, which would ban tobacco smoking in leased multiunit housing — such
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