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Panelists, study expose culture of anxiety at UC Berkeley

In an effort to address the mental health climate at UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans and the Goldman School of Public Policy hosted a conversation Thursday titled “A Generation Under Pressure: Talking Mental Health at UC Berkeley.”
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Microaggressions are a reality at UC Berkeley. It’s time to stop ignoring them

CAMPUS ISSUES: A recent message from Chancellor Carol Christ drew the community’s attention to a widespread issue. Now it’s time to act

Last week, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ released a statement in response to recent microaggressions directed at Chinese American faculty members on campus –– But this isn’t an isolated incident. If UC Berkeley students and staffers truly want to be “woke,” they need to unpack their internalized biases and recognize their own prejudices. All community members must hold themselves accountable for calling out harmful and discriminatory comments to create an inclusive environment.
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Carol Christ has utterly neglected students amid California’s deadliest fires

CAMPUS ISSUES: In delaying class cancellation, administrators have made it clear that the health and safety of UC Berkeley students are not a priority

This week, hundreds of UC Berkeley students have felt the impact of California’s deadliest fire. Many students’ homes have been destroyed, and some students have seen their friends and families displaced. And yet, in the face of this horrible tragedy, the campus administration has demonstrated an unbelievable insensitivity to the physical and mental well-being of its students.
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