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US, Berkeley should defund police budgets

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Investing in community, safety means defunding the police

Defunding police departments would be a strong first step to correct systemic oppression, and it would advance America toward eventual abolition of the police.
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UC must protect lecturers when cutting costs

CAMPUS AFFAIRS: UC hiring freeze threatens lecturers, would harm instructional quality

UC Berkeley’s reputation may depend on the eminence of its tenured professors, but students’ daily experiences of campus tend to center far more around lecturers.
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Nation must vote by mail to ensure safety

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Implementing vote by mail is crucial to protect public health, ensure integrity of elections

If some social distancing will need to continue past November, voting by mail should not be the measure of the moment: It should become the new normal.
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Virtual learning standards must be maintained

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: The advancements being made in online education will help expand access to education moving forward

Students who choose virtual education are just as worthy of a quality instructional platform as those who choose to learn in a traditional classroom setting.
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Stand in solidarity with student newsrooms to keep them alive

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Imperiled student newsrooms across the nation deserve your support as they relentlessly fight censorship and financial insecurity to keep their papers alive

As the city of Berkeley’s paper of record, our staff is uncovering stories no one else is reporting on and overcoming boundaries.
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