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…

Under New Management

Compatriots! It is my pleasure to head off the new school year as the Patriot’s Editor-in-Chief, and I look forward to leading an excellent staff. This issue features a Point-Counterpoint – the first in a long time! – on Proposition 19, an initiative that would drastically reshape California drug policy. Opinion Editor Charlie Deist writes…