Shared strike responsibility

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: While the UC service workers union makes startling allegations about managerial misconduct, the strike had its own issues.

Much like middle-class jobs, affordable college tuition and Polaroid pictures, seeing a workers’ strike often feels like a relic of days past. Perhaps this is why when our campus’s graduate students took to the picket line Wednesday to stand with the university’s striking service workers, much of the student body
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Eating the ‘reality sandwich’

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: UC President Janet Napolitano, Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Legislature and the regents must avoid a tuition hike.

We’ve heard this story before, and we know how it’s going to end. Once again, the president of the University of California system, the UC Board of Regents, the state Legislature and the governor’s office are doing their usual dance over the amount of money the state will pour into
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Napolitano makes progress

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: UC President Janet Napolitano has started to address criticism of her record with a new aid plan for undocumented students

Since she was announced in mid-July as the pick to be the next president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano has endured much criticism. Pegged by many as a government official responsible for anti-immigrant policies and the actions of the much maligned Department of Homeland Security, Napolitano was rightfully
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Rights for all, not for some

STATE ISSUES: Legislation focused on undocumented Californians who aren’t perfect will aid millions more and address painful stigmas.

Legislation aimed at immigration reform often focuses on granting rights to undocumented Americans who are exceptionally accomplished individuals. Just recently, California passed a bill that will enable undocumented Americans who pass the bar exam to practice law, and the widely discussed DREAM Act, now law in California, opens financial aid
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Finding a dean for students

CAMPUS ISSUES: The search for a new dean of students must take into account the concerns of students and the needs of the administration.

While finding the right person to be UC Berkeley’s next dean of students is undoubtedly difficult, the search committee doesn’t have to look too hard to outline both the shoes the new dean needs to fill and this person’s role in tackling some of the challenges the campus faces. The
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Letter: July 22 – July 29

Father of two UC students speaks against appointment of Janet Napolitano as UC president  I remember that when the small federal budget reduction was implemented, Janet Napolitano held airline passengers hostage by deliberately reducing the number of TSA security personnel in airports to create an artificial logjam to avoid implementing
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The case against Napolitano’s nomination

Janet Napolitano, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, has been nominated for the role of the next president of the University of California system. As a proud undocumented UC Berkeley alumnus, I am appalled by the decision and am strongly against the appointment of Napolitano as the next president of
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