UC Berkeley must meet basic needs of its disabled students

CAMPUS ISSUES: Disabled students deserve more than the bare minimum. The campus needs to stop hiding behind bureaucratic excuses and step up

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Alexander Hong/Senior Staff

When Nancy Barker, a deaf visiting student researcher, came to UC Berkeley, she repeatedly requested American Sign Language interpreters from the campus’s Disabled Students’ Program, or DSP. Now, she’s filing a lawsuit against the campus for allegedly failing to provide these services. Barker’s case does not stand alone. It’s part
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University needs to value and support its librarians

What world do we live in? Last year, UC Berkeley went to great lengths extolling the free speech rights of all — spending $4 million to ensure that “alt-right” media hound Milo Yiannopoulos and his neo-Nazi followers had an unfettered platform on campus. Scores of police from surrounding communities were
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To all the dreams I’ve had before

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When I was in seventh grade, I watched ABC Family’s “Make It Or Break It” and became obsessed with gymnastics. I was convinced that I could be the next Nastia Liukin or Shawn Johnson — all I needed to do was have a few lessons and I would totally be
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Fraternity alcohol ban is not a solution for sexual misconduct

On Aug. 27, The North-American Interfraternity Conference, or NIC, implemented a hard alcohol ban requiring that by Sept. 1, 2019, alcoholic beverages with more than 15 percent alcohol by volume will no longer be allowed on fraternity property nationally. According to the NIC’s website, this new protocol shows the conference’s
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International students at UC Berkeley: A hidden struggle

Like many other students around the world, I dreamed of studying at one of the world’s most prestigious and renowned universities — UC Berkeley. When students see the enormous financial burden their families will carry for four years, that dream quickly turns into thin air. With living and university expenses
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UC Regents must address discrimination on campus

How many sex discrimination and harassment complaints against the University of California does it take for the UC Board of Regents to understand that it has a very serious problem on its hands and take action? I am a longtime plaintiffs civil rights and employment attorney in Oakland and a
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