Campus announces financial aid, admissions position appointments

The UC Berkeley Division of Student Affairs announced two new appointments in financial aid and admissions Tuesday. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande announced in an email that Rachelle Feldman was appointed assistant vice chancellor and director of financial aid and scholarships effective Jan. 1, while Anne De Luca was appointed
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UC Berkeley spends $1,300 to purchase x-rated domain names

UC Berkeley may be known for its academics, athletics and the occasional protest, but the campus administration has paid about $1,300 thus far to stop pornographic websites from buying .xxx domain names associated with the campus. Following other colleges across the country in the fall semester, the campus bought the
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Student Police Review Board representatives field questions, solicit input

Around 10 members of the Berkeley community attended a second UC Berkeley Police Review Board workshop Monday night hosted by student board representatives to discuss the process of investigating the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protest events. The overall goal of the meeting — which was organized by ASUC representative Omar Kunbargi and Eve Weissman, campus
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Campus programmers hack out innovation at coding marathon

Seated at a table overrun with computers, cords and cables, UC Berkeley freshman Ryan Davis was enjoying an atypical weekend night on Friday. Although she was in the familiar company of friends, she had never been surrounded by so much technology or tapping of keys. Davis, an art practice major,
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City Council bill recognizes repression in Tibet

A bill co-authored by a UC Berkeley doctoral student in response to an unprecedented wave of self-immolations in Tibet has been passed into law by Berkeley City Council. The resolution — which passed unanimously at the Jan. 31 City Council meeting — calls the immolations a reflection of the Chinese
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The Heavenly Food Cart has set up in front of Upper Sproul Plaza near Bancroft and Telegraph.

Healthy Heavenly Foods returns to UC Berkeley campus

Almost two years since Healthy Heavenly Foods left the Bear’s Lair Food Court, the vendor returned to UC Berkeley on four wheels. On Monday, the vendor’s food truck opened its windows to the campus community at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue. In 2010, the vendor left the food court after it rejected
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Housing applications for the new Martinez Commons are now being accepted for the fall of 2012.

Applications open for new student housing complex

UC Berkeley students can now apply to live in a new housing complex near People’s Park that is currently under construction and is expected to open in the fall. Maximino Martinez Commons, a complex built for 416 students, will offer priority to continuing sophomores and upper-division students and will open
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Cleanup of Strawberry Creek oil spill ends

Over a month after an oil spill at UC Berkeley leaked into Strawberry Creek and eventually into the San Francisco Bay, cleanup efforts officially ended Tuesday after over half of the fuel was recovered. Nearly 1,000 gallons of fuel — about 60 percent of the spill — have been recovered.
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