Occupy Colleges plans national walk-out Wednesday

Occupy Colleges — a movement that stemmed from Occupy Wall Street — is calling for a national campus walkout Wednesday at 12 p.m. to protest rising college debt and a lack of jobs for graduates. “Do not go to school. Go fight for yours and everybody elses rights at Occupy
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UC Berkeley among Pac-12’s best in academics, athletics

UC Berkeley is one of the strongest academic and athletic institutions both in the Pac-12 Conference and nationally, according to a report released Thursday by Inside Higher Ed. The report ranked the Pac-12 Conference — which includes UC Berkeley — second out of the six conferences in the Bowl Champion
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Shawn Lewis, the President of the Berkeley College Republicans, helps set up the "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" last Tuesday morning.

UC Berkeley College Republicans’ president gains fame

Amid an ongoing tempest of public backlash, Shawn Lewis calmly looked into the camera as he confronted a state politician on national television. It was the day before the Berkeley College Republicans’ “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” — an event that had elicited cries of racism as it garnered international media
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UC Berkeley students’ essays to take them to Ireland

Winning essays have garnered four UC Berkeley students an all-expense paid trip to Dublin, Ireland, where they will be honored for their writing achievements. Senior Ariel Hsian-Au Hsiung — one of 23 winners of the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which also included entries from the United States
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Two confirmed cases of mumps reported at UC Berkeley

Two confirmed cases of mumps and an additional suspected case have been reported at three UC Berkeley student residences, university officials said Friday. The confirmed cases involved students living at the Clark Kerr residence hall and the Cloyne Court student cooperative, said  University Health Services Medical Director Brad Buchman in an email
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New director of Letters and Science advising appointed

Roseanne Fong, the current director of New Student Services, has been appointed as director of undergraduate advising for the College of Letters and Science, according to an announcement made Monday. Fong will begin in her new position starting Oct. 10, after serving as the director of new student services for
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Shawn Lewis (center), the president of the Berkeley College Republicans, and former UC Regent Ward Connerly (behind Lewis) support the ‘Increase Diversity Bake Sale.’ The bake sale aimed to satirize SB 185 — affirmative action-like legislation — through a proposed price structure based on race and sex.

Affirmative action debate heats up over bake sale

When two girls dressed as Native Americans approached the “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” table on Tuesday for free cupcakes, Andy Nevis, the executive director of the Berkeley College Republicans, told them that the costumes were not necessary to get the cupcakes at a lower price. But the sale’s stratified price
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Report suggests ways for improving Letters and Science education

After a year of preparation, suggestions for an overhaul of UC Berkeley undergraduate education, including fewer breadth requirements and an emphasis on improved teaching, were released in a campus report Tuesday. The L&S Faculty Forum, made up of 25 professors and administrators, submitted its report — which outlines 15 recommendations
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