Dear Editor, As the people who cook, clean and care for the students and the campus, the work we do is essential to the University of California’s ability to provide students with a world-class education. Our work isn’t glamorous, but the purpose of our work is to support the students — our future — and we take real pride in that.
Dear Editor, Justice in Palestine Week is upon us once again. Without adding to the often inflammatory rhetoric tossed around, I would like to pose a simple question: Why not “Justice in the Middle East” Week? I’d like to think that’s an event everyone on campus could support.
Frankly, I’m appalled the Guardian’s editorial board accepted (and presumably assigned) the recent article on UC education being leftist —and on the front page no less! I hope that in the future the Guardian will practice what the California Association of Scholars apparently preaches, namely, critical thinking and will look into the biases of the sources its cites. Otherwise, I fear that the paper will soon be citing Fox News as a reputable source. The fact is, CAS (and its parent group NAS) are conservative organizations that hide under the same “fair and balanced” mask; their funding largely comes from other conservative political groups.
Dear Editor, “They deserve a vote,” stated President Obama in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, referring to the many parents who lost their children to gun violence at schools. The latest massacre at Sandy Hook reminds us that our children need protection from the tragic gun violence that continues to rise in our nation.