Student’s drop petition denied despite mental health concerns

After several weeks of counseling, a campus sophomore felt that her recently developed anxiety was becoming more manageable. But when her request to drop Physics 8A past the Sept. 2 early-drop deadline was denied Tuesday, the student, who has asked to remain anonymous, said her spells of panic returned.
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Ready to lead the change

In 2011, I strolled onto the Sproul Hall steps, wide-eyed, eager and all too ready to conquer the world. My mind was set on a career in public policy, and my introduction to UC Berkeley seamlessly guided me toward that goal. I joined the ASUC Student Advocate’s Office and immediately found my passion and community: a group of like-minded policy nerds eager to make a meaningful, if sometimes marginal, difference in the lives of our classmates.
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