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The Campus on a Hill

While UC Berkeley has faced criticism over the past few years for a pattern of mishandling sexual violence cases, recent coverage of Harvey Weinstein’s misdeeds has thrown a very relevant campus issue back in the spotlight.
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Campus must commit to protection of sexual assault survivors

Berkeley National Organization for Women was extremely disappointed to hear that the U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, intends to rescind the Obama administration’s directive to enhance protections for sexual assault survivors on college campuses. In Secretary Devos’ statement that the current policy represents a “failed system,” she forgot to
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Ghost from a ghost story looms, lonely and alone, in a dark corner

The specter of Casey Affleck’s past ruined ‘A Ghost Story’ for me

We cannot separate abusive artists from the art they create — in order to hold them accountable, we must condemn their actions and acknowledge their impact

Content warning: sexual violence When watching movies, we bring much more than popcorn and M&M’s — we bring our experiences, both consciously and subconsciously, and they inform our perception of each film we watch. David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” is built on the premise of this intimate cinematic exchange that
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