Unreasonable standards

CAMPUS ISSUES: The College of Letters and Sciences has an unrealistic expectation of hopeful computer science majors with its new GPA requirement.

A new GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher in the seven prerequisite classes for computer science applicants in the College of Letters and Science is too high. There needs to be a more holistic review of prospective applicants, with a lower GPA requirement. Implementing a high GPA requirement can lead
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An inner voyage

Health and Happiness

When my older sister — now a proud Cal alumna — was persuading me to apply and eventually send in my SIR to UC Berkeley two years ago, she constantly gave me the same rundown of all the valuable things I’d learn over the course of my four years. She
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Is the truth inconvenient?

Health and Happiness

Don’t get me wrong — I think polar bears are adorable. But seeing them trapped on a tiny piece of Arctic ice doesn’t really faze me. What am I supposed to do about it? Stop driving my car? Join Greenpeace? These cuddly polar bears and the Arctic ice sheets have
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Podcast: Birgeneau’s past and Berkeley’s future

Last Tuesday, Robert Birgeneau announced that he will step down as chancellor of UC Berkeley upon this fall semester’s end. The decision comes amidst a slew of controversies related to his handling of Occupy Cal and the state’s budget cuts to the campus. In reaction to the news, political blogger
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