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The UC needs to work with its workers to provide basic resources

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The UC system must show that it values its most fundamental workers

The UC’s failure to act has led to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, backing out of speaking at UC Berkeley’s 2018 commencement ceremony. Although this news disappointed many graduating seniors, it has rightly elevated the urgency of this issue.
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My fight to report sexual harassment within the UC

When I first started working at UCSF, it was a dream come true — but in reality, it was merely a well-crafted illusion. In 2014, I was sexually harassed by my supervisor, and soon after I began to spiral into a devastating depression that I still can’t emerge from.
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UC Berkeley is trash for not caring enough about trash

CAMPUS ISSUES: How can the campus meet its zero waste goals if it throws compost in the landfill?

We’re not angry about the news that UC Berkeley will sometimes throw the contents of compost and recycling bins into landfill dumpsters; we’re just disappointed. It’s like finding out Santa Claus isn’t real.
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UC regents’ proposed tuition hike threatens students

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The UC Board of Regents and state government must stop using students as pawns in their fight over money

On Wednesday, the UC Board of Regents postponed voting on a controversial tuition hike until March and May for in-state and nonresident tuition, respectively. When the board reconvenes, the regents should end discussion about an increase once and for all and vote no.
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Gov. Jerry Brown undermines UC students with his lackluster budget proposal

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Gov. Jerry Brown broke his agreement with the UC system to increase state funding by 4 percent

When Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano agreed to state funding increases to the University of California by 4 percent a year for four years back in 2015, the university should have been protected from budgetary surprises. But this month, Brown failed to uphold his end of the bargain.
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