The myth of a work-life balance

Cal in Color

But the campus and its gatekeepers of all colors still seem to be failing to understand that no amount of special grants for student-parents will make the campus more diverse if the culture around supporting parenting people does not also shift in practice.
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Some things can’t be told: A personal essay

Ghost stories and the affect of trauma

Content warning: The following piece discusses mental illness and eating disorders. I remember having remembered. Thus, what might have otherwise rocked me to my core simply became a way for me to finally explain my penchant for caprice. Just what was missing did not return to me until recently. I
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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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Stop glorifying UC Berkeley’s workaholic stress culture

CAMPUS ISSUES: On this college campus, professors and administrators must encourage learning — not academic burnout

A recent tweet criticizing a UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer sciences professor’s proposed 80-hour weekly academic workload has outraged many community members. But this incident is symptomatic of a larger issue: the toxic work culture on this campus. UC Berkeley is often stereotyped as the “workaholic” UC campus, and it’s time for the community to acknowledge how harmful that title really is.
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