Illustration of students in the South / Southeast Asian Library as it fades away

Don’t close South/Southeast Asia Library

CAMPUS AFFAIRS: The library is an important learning and gathering space for the South and Southeast Asian and broader campus communities

On a sprawling campus like UC Berkeley, the value of a physical space, dedicated to a shared purpose and cherished by like-minded students, faculty and staff, cannot be overstated. 
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Illustration of a BART train switching away from dilapidated tracks and turning towards a brighter, well-maintained set of tracks

Support BART. Public transit has to survive the pandemic

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: As BART faces critical crossroads, now is the time to foreground the importance of expansive, affordable public transportation

Now is a remarkably poor time for politicians to denigrate BART or spread misconceptions that erode public support for transit in the Bay Area. 
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Illustration of people building the Berkeley Police Station

Toward a Berkeley where all residents feel safe

CITY AFFAIRS: Recent police reforms in Berkeley mark significant progress in public safety, should be only the beginning of transformative change

Reforming an institution rooted in a legacy of state-sanctioned racial violence will take a paradigm shift, both in police culture and public attitude.
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