Letters: Jan. 29

Dirks responds to Columbia faculty criticism On Jan. 22, The Daily Californian published a letter from some of my Columbia colleagues that contains serious misrepresentations of what I actually said during the course of an introductory online video interview (still available through the UC Berkeley NewsCenter) that was released after
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Make change that really matters this time

Voting for a third party candidate does have a long term impact on country

If you have spent any amount of time on Facebook in the last few weeks, chances are good you’ve seen a certain video about losing your political “virginity,” i.e., voting for president for the first time. Having been “barely illegal” by a few months in 2008, Nov. 6 was my
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Ron Paul will speak at UC Berkeley April 5

Ron Paul, a Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate, will speak at UC Berkeley next Thursday. The campus town hall is being hosted by Students for Liberty and Youth for Ron Paul, according to a Facebook event. It will be held in Zellerbach Hall and is open to the public.
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Campus hypocrisy during bake sale

In a letter this past Monday to the full campus mailing list, Chancellor Birgeneau, together with with Vice Chancellors Gibor Basri and Harry LeGrande, claimed that the Principles of Community “require … a positive intent not to hurt, offend, or denigrate others while expressing a reasoned position,” the implication being
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What are rights without remedies?

Imagine the following scenario: a UC Berkeley administrator doesn’t care for a particular student group -— say, the Cal Students for Liberty — and decides to pursue trumped-up disciplinary charges against the organization’s active members. The university official even goes so far as to submit false evidence against our young
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