Crowd of protestors with signs reading "support survivors, end rape culture, hear our words"

If Title IX changes, UC Berkeley must protect survivors

The sexual violence and harassment reporting process remains deeply complicated across America’s college campuses. The issue of sexual assault and the seemingly endless series of high-profile cases of harassment and violence at U.S. colleges demand survivor-centered, equitable solutions. Despite this, the U.S Department of Education has moved forward in its
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U.S. President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (not pictured) in New York September 25, 2014. With Obama from left are Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and Secretary of State John Kerry. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR47OI6

‘Be energized:’ Director Greg Barker on documenting the final year of Obama’s presidency

At its core, “The Final Year” is a film about people. It’s a journey through the lives and experiences of civil servants at the highest levels of government. It’s a window into what their lives are like — how they process and make decisions, how the gears of bureaucracy grind each day, what the mental and emotional tugs and toll of negotiation and international strategy feel like and how shared values can bind human beings together in the name of collective mission and purpose.
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Editor’s Note: Jan. 28

This week at the Weekender, we are taking a moment to look to the past as well as the future. In this issue, we reflect on some major political movements and transitions that have taken place in the last year, and consider what these changes might mean going forward. The second annual
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