A student in a dorm room with a sleeping bag and a bed without a mattress and a rat and rows of ants

To UC Berkeley: Students deserve far better than bedbugs and broken washing machines

CAMPUS ISSUES: Students cannot be expected to succeed academically while living in appalling campus housing conditions

Last month, an anonymous Facebook post on the Confessions from UC Berkeley page exposed abysmal living conditions in Stern Hall, the only all-women undergraduate residence hall on campus. Despite numerous complaints by students alleging issues of vermin on site, cold showers and broken washing machines, these concerns have yet to be completely resolved.
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Fruits and vegetables

Vote ‘yes’ on the Student Basic Needs referendum

Students face a number of obstacles in graduating from UC Berkeley –– hunger, malnourishment and homelessness shouldn’t be one of them. The campus must make supporting students’ basic needs a priority for all community members — this referendum will do just that.
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On supporting its community members with disabilities, UC Berkeley has consistently missed the mark

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley can’t call itself a truly accessible campus until it goes above and beyond basic accessibility requirements

When it comes to accessibility, UC Berkeley is doing the bare minimum. As a public university, UC Berkeley was originally created to ensure widespread and equitable access to education. But the campus is failing to live up to this mission when it comes to serving students with disabilities. This is
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