Students shouldn’t have to skip meals to buy textbooks.
Nor should they have to risk malware from contraband websites that promise free textbooks, skip out on necessary course materials because of high costs or pass on a class altogether.
Lily Shaw came into office with ambitious goals to improve infrastructure accessibility and sustainability on campus, and she has managed to live up to them.
Although a few of her biggest projects were slated to launch in spring quarter, it is clear Shaw has proactively worked throughout the year to lay the foundational groundwork for those projects.
For example, one of her biggest and loftiest platforms was implementing a reusable container system in dining halls on the Hill.
Matthew Richard’s ideas are relatively radical.
And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, they don’t fit into the framework of general representative well.
The board does not endorse Richard because of his potential inability to compromise and his platforms, which are oversized for the position he is running for.
The board does not endorse Justin Suarez for general representative because of his lack of experience compared to his opposition and the relative vagueness of his plans to achieve his platform goals.
Passion is important, but without knowing enough about the Undergraduate Students Association Council to navigate its treacherous personal politics, it doesn’t get very far.
And despite an abundance of it, it fails to qualify Harman Singh for the position of general representative.
The University of California recently updated its sexual harassment and violence policy with the intention of making the process of reporting and addressing assaults clearer for survivors and University officials.
The funding increase for the University of California included in Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014-2015 California budget proposal, which leaked late last week, is an encouraging sign.
Two years and 19 wins in, it is clear that hiring Jim Mora was, and is, a good decision.
In leading UCLA to its first 10-win season since 2005, he has answered just about every question mark that once appeared on his resume, and reversed a number of bad habits that once plagued UCLA football.
In her first major public speech as president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano unveiled a $15 million investment to be allocated to several student communities, but presented few specifics on where that money would go and few details of her plans for the UC’s future.
It is the university’s responsibility to craft a definition of consent that draws the line between consensual sex and sexual assault as boldly as possible.
Though it is no easy task to codify a concept embedded with such emotional complexity, the university must do all it can to eradicate gray areas in its definition of consent.
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