School first, sports second

We look to the Academic Senate to represent faculty interests in maintaining the integrity of UC Berkeley as first and foremost a site of research and learning. At a campus ranked best public university in the world for its academic quality, academics must come first.
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Insufficient honor code

CAMPUS ISSUES: While the new honor code for UC Berkeley is addressing a worthy aim, its vague nature will likely inhibit its impact.

UC Berkeley’s new honor code misses the mark. Its apparent goal, to proactively foster an atmosphere of integrity on campus, is praiseworthy. But the code’s vague language is likely to render it ineffective. The one-sentence honor code plainly states that “As a member of the UC Berkeley community, I act
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Academic Senate condemns online education bill

The Academic Senate of the University of California signed an open letter last Friday condemning a senate bill requiring the state’s public colleges and universities to accept faculty-approved online college courses for credit.
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The future after Proposition 30

Proposition 30, approved by California voters last Tuesday, has allowed the state’s educational systems to duck a bullet: We’ve avoided massive trigger cuts and other revenue losses that would have been imposed had the proposition not been approved. The proposition’s temporary increases in sales taxes and top-bracket income taxes will
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