Berkeley Students Rally Against Asian Language Cuts

Hundreds of UC-Berkeley students rallied to spare the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures from cuts.

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More protesting over California higher education budget cuts: Hundreds of UC-Berkeley students rallied to spare the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures from cuts, which could reduce Japanese language courses by 40 percent, Chinese language courses by 54 percent, and Korean language courses by 66 percent, the Daily Californian reports

Attendance at the demonstration—which also featured students marching and chanting "Hey hey, ho, ho. Asian languages will not go"— was impressive, despite impending finals. "The fact that these students would come out at a time when they are so pressed for time, it just speaks volumes about how much this issue matters to them."