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Nanette Asimov

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Higher education reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

Nanette Asimov on KCRW

Conservative writer Ben Shapiro is speaking at UC Berkeley tonight, and the campus is bracing for more violent protests.

Do alt-right provocateurs deserve to be heard at UC Berkeley?

Conservative writer Ben Shapiro is speaking at UC Berkeley tonight, and the campus is bracing for more violent protests.

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Conservative author Ann Coulter was supposed to give a speech at UC Berkeley next week.

UC Berkeley becomes hub for violent protest movement during Trump era

Conservative author Ann Coulter was supposed to give a speech at UC Berkeley next week.

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The so-called  BDS movement  — to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel — has growing support on college campuses, especially since last year's conflict in Gaza.

Criticism of Israel: When Does Free Speech Become Anti-Semitism

The so-called BDS movement — to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel — has growing support on college campuses, especially since last year's conflict in Gaza.

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