What the 32% Fee Increases Really Means

Berkeley students are painfully aware of the Regents of University of California’s approval of a 32% tuition increase last November, and of the widespread, unnecessary rioting that followed. These protests displayed many students’ complete lack of understanding of the plan’s necessity, and of the actual details. Many incoming freshmen to the University of California were…

Peace-by-Piece?

Since 1967, Israel has promoted the “land for peace” strategy to resolve the conflict with the Palestinians. As we have learned in the last 43 years, this strategy is flawed. Peace will not be gained by appeasing those that seek your demise. Peace will occur when both sides are willing to negotiate and so far,…

Educational Innovation at UC Benefits All

Revolutionary ideas rarely come unopposed. That’s why it was no surprise that almost immediately after Berkeley Law Dean Christopher Edley suggested establishing an online degree program for the University of California the suggestion came under fire. Professors and graduate student unions claimed that the courses would lack the quality of other UC courses and thus…

What Was DAAP Thinking?

With the ASUC elections over, students can finally walk through campus without being hassled by persistent campaigners looking to preach their party’s agenda to anyone willing to listen. While every student group has a right to be heard, one party’s agenda defies logical sense and threatens UC Berkeley’s status as a prestigious university. The Defend…

Leland Yee Continues Attempt to Strip UC Autonomy

Last May, three California senators authored bill SCA21, a proposed constitutional amendment that would give state legislators more control over the UC system. Currently, the state legislature has no administrative power over the decisions made by the UC Regents. This is in contrast to the CSU’s, which possess less autonomy and are subject to the…