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Campus must maintain transparency amid enrollment freeze

This ruling harbors long-term implications for prospective students years to come, as well as UC Berkeley’s relationship with residents of Berkeley.

Now more than ever, all eyes are on UC Berkeley to prove its commitment to a top-tier education, diversity and a commitment to student needs.
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Don’t close libraries: They are part of us

Many libraries dedicated to the humanities and social sciences — including S/SEAL — represent a celebration of specific histories, cultures and scholarships of underrepresented communities.

They are not just housing ancient artifacts or dusty preservations of a lost civilization — they are a part of living, breathing and evolving cultures.
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UC Berkeley must prioritize student diversity amid potential enrollment freeze

Students of color have driven UC Berkeley’s long and storied history of activism — something that many students, staff and campus leaders acknowledge as one of the markers of its prestige.

Students of color have driven UC Berkeley’s long and storied history of activism — something that many students, staff and campus leaders acknowledge as one of the markers of its prestige.
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Keep your mask on

The onus of classroom safety is once again placed on professors and students’ self-discipline, both of which can be unreliable or inconsiderate of those who are at higher risk.

UC Berkeley must continue to anticipate COVID-19 risks by enforcing the mask mandate in indoor spaces and eliminating grade-incentivized attendance. 
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UC Berkeley must invest in the future of its students

A California Supreme Court intervention on the enrollment freeze, as financially relieving as it may be, will not address campus’s postponement of long-term solutions for short-term population increases.

Reducing the student population goes against the UC system’s commitment to leveling the playing field for students from diverse backgrounds.
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