UC Berkeley announced the details of its new campus-run health insurance plan, which expands coverage but increases premiums, after the emergence of concerns about a projected $46.5 million deficit faced by the university’s previous health care provider, UC SHIP.
Thousands of health care workers employed by the University of California participated in a two-day strike regarding pension reforms at UC medical centers and student health centers across the state.
Nine UC Berkeley students filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging that the university violated federal regulations on the handling of sexual assault.
The complaint said the university discouraged sexual assault survivors from reporting incidents to local authorities, failed to notify the campus community of immediate threats to their health and safety, and persistently underreported sexual battery, sexual assault and rape.
UC Berkeley students filed complaints under the Clery Act in coordination with students from Swarthmore College, Dartmouth College and the University of Southern California.
On Aug. 21, a committee of the California State Legislature approved plans to audit the university’s compliance with Title IX — a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs that receive federal funding.
The ASUC Judicial Council unanimously ruled parts of SB 160 unconstitutional, removing clauses that require the ASUC to divest from companies affiliated with the Israeli military.
Unions representing BART workers announced they would strike July 1, after unsuccessful negotiations with BART administrators over a labor contract four days in June and again in August. Parties disagreed over pay increases and policy changes to improve worker safety, among other issues.
Aya Nakano, 22, was shot and killed on his way home to Emeryville, after playing basketball at the Recreational Sports Facility, in a confrontation with another driver after being rear-ended in north Oakland.
An April inspection of the seismic safety of Units 1, 2 and 3 found four high-rise buildings in each residence hall complex were below UC safety standards. The buildings are rated between a IV and a V on the university’s scale for seismic safety, implying a risk to life between “small” and “serious,” according to UC policy.
California lawmakers voted to establish a middle-class scholarship program that will cut tuition for middle-income students at UC and CSU schools by up to 40 percent.
Multiple gunshots were fired at a vehicle near the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Channing Way near popular ice cream sandwhich shop CREAM.
The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case regarding the constitutionality of considering race in university admissions, sent back to lower courts.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state budget that aims to improve higher education in California by increasing funding of the state’s public universities by 5 percent, or about $125 million more than in the previous year.
Berkeley City Council approved the construction of an ice cream shop named Dream on Telegraph Avenue across from ice cream shop CREAM at its meeting, despite opposition from CREAM.
Berkeley City Council moved toward approving a new district map by passing a motion supporting the ASUC-sponsored redistricting plan, which would create a student-majority district south of the UC Berkeley campus.
Eshleman Hall, a campus building that housed a variety of UC Berkeley student groups — including the ASUC and The Daily Californian — officially came down after a month of slow demolition.
Jermaine Davis, 26, was shot and killed on the 1800 block of Derby Street.
Between 20 to 30 protesters began camping outside of the historic Berkeley main post office on Allston Way to fight its sale by the U.S. Postal Service.
Dustin Bynum, 24, was shot and killed on 1800 block of San Pablo Avenue near Delaware Street, marking the second homicide at the intersection this year.
The UC Academic Senate announced that it will require UC faculty to make their research freely available to the public.
Christopher Edley, dean of UC Berkeley School of Law since 2004, announces his resignation, citing health concerns.