UC is on the wrong side of history in Hawaii

Amidst all the political and social turmoil this country currently faces, including the humanitarian crisis at our borders, injustice for victims of police brutality, and the increasing public displays of bigotry and xenophobia incited by the current occupant of the White House, we need to shine a light on Hawaii right now. 
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Please consider the facts regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea

There are many strong opinions about the Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, project on Maunakea on Hawaiʻi Island, and it is important that everyone know the facts. Unfortunately, an April 2 op-ed by members of UC Berkeley’s Indigenous Americas Working Group calling for the UC system to stop funding construction of the TMT contained inaccurate information that needs a response.
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Three researchers at a lab bench

UC Berkeley professors must show students the importance of ethically sound research

CAMPUS ISSUES: As crucial mentors, professors and researchers have a responsibility to push for innovation without making ethical compromises

At UC Berkeley, students in the sciences look to their professors as mentors as they attempt to navigate the often overwhelming field of research. But what should students do when these same mentors fail to impart the importance of ethics in their work?
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Student research comes first

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: By investing in outside facilities instead of funding Lick, the UC is depriving students from research opportunities.

Last September, the University of California decided to cease providing funds to Lick Observatory, the university’s only fully-owned observatory, by 2018.
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Facing a waning future

Researchers reel from defunding of only UC-owned observatory

Researchers are reeling from the abrupt decision last year to terminate all funding for the university’s only fully owned observatory — the only one where graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from across the UC system can design and execute their own research projects.
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