A lesson in accommodations

Bear in Mind

Access to accommodations is the sole reason I am able to remain in school while severely depressed. My accommodations don’t give me a leg up over my peers; they put us on an even playing ground. 
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Person with a dog, person with a cane, and person in a wheelchair sitting and talking

UC Berkeley should create a disability cultural space

Wheeling to my very first meeting of the Student Coalition for Disability Rights, I was ecstatic to meet other disabled students and gather in a place I could eventually call home. UC Berkeley’s reputation of being the birthplace of the Disability Rights Movement was not lost on me, and I
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Campus must be defended against hostile private interests

Although the threatened right-wing invasion devolved into the “most expensive photo-op in the university’s history,” this is unlikely to be the last attempt to disrupt our campus. There are lessons to be learned. Freedom of speech is one foundational principle of the public university. Academic freedom is another. Since 1964,
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