UC Berkeley commits to funding student access to Microsoft, Adobe software after Student Tech Fund fee fails

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After a meeting between Chancellor Carol Christ, campus officials and student leaders, Christ announced a commitment to securing emergency funding for Adobe and Microsoft software. The software was previously funded by the Student Tech Fund fee, which did not pass in the 2021 ASUC elections.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ has committed to securing emergency funding for student access to Microsoft and Adobe software for the upcoming academic year.
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UC Berkeley must fix Student Technology Fund referendum failure

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS: The failure of the STF referendum should be UC Berkeley’s cue to pick up the tab.

Despite receiving a majority “yes” vote, the STF fee referendum failed, falling 0.9% short of a campus quorum requirement of 20%. Now, students are losing access to technology infrastructure, valuable software and tech equity programs.
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