Oski the underdog

Berkeley Got Back

Overpopulation of students, lack of resources and the need for private donors are nothing new for UC Berkeley.
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Industry-sponsored research upholds UC commitment to public service, educational missions

The Daily Californian’s recent piece about private-sector-sponsored research includes significant misrepresentations of both the financial implications of this type of research and how it is supportive of the University of California’s public interest missions. Specifically, this piece mischaracterizes why we seek funding from industry and their partnership in research, and
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Who is going to fight for us now?

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: With the tuition hike approved, the university moves away from its traditional, state-funded model and increases its dependence on students.

When the state allows a university to turn students into a significant source of funding, it is allowing the university to slowly discard its public identity.
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Is a public university right for you?

You’re probably used to people’s reactions when you mention the word “Berkeley.” They range from the impressed (“Wow, you want to go to Cal? You must be smart”) to the judgmental (“Oh, are you super liberal?”). If your dream school is UC Berkeley, these sentiments probably won’t faze you. But
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A pointless numbers game

HIGHER EDUCATION: UC Berkeley’s high position in the latest U.S. News and World Report college rankings misrepresents a complicated reality.

While most of the time being told you’re the best at something is an accomplishment to be proud of, it’s hard to be happy about the hollow meaning behind UC Berkeley’s position in the U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Yet again, U.S. News awarded UC Berkeley the distinction
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