David Dornfeld, above, is UC Berkeley’s temporary spokesperson for an initiative which seeks to create manufacturing jobs through development of new technology.

Campus to join federal technology partnership

UC Berkeley will be one of six initial universities across the country included in the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a national initiative launched by President Barack Obama with the goal of creating more manufacturing jobs. Obama’s plan will invest over $500 million in the development of different types of technology —
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Student files grievance after being cleared of wrongdoing

Two months after a campus hearing panel cleared him of wrongdoing, a UC Berkeley graduate student who faced student conduct charges for his involvement in the November 2009 occupation of Wheeler Hall filed a formal grievance last week alleging discrimination on the basis of political belief and unfair application of
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Campus alumna Mia Geurts received the award for her humanitarian efforts in addition to her military service.

UC Berkeley alumna honored as Veteran of the Year

UC Berkeley alumna Mia Geurts was honored by State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, as the district’s Veteran of the Year last Wednesday. At a luncheon ceremony held Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento, Geurts — who served as a United States Army combat medic in Iraq — was presented with the award
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William Tatlonghari, David Moreno-Medina and Maria Parar visit the Campanile, which will begin being renovated starting July 5. The process will last just under six weeks.

Campanile renovations will cost about $40,000

UC Berkeley’s Sather Tower, better known as the Campanile, will be closed to visitors for six weeks beginning next month to make its entrance more wheelchair accessible. Due to the fact that the only visitor-accessible entrance will be blocked by construction efforts, visitors will not be allowed inside the building
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Code of Student Conduct task force submits final report

Nearly eight months after its creation, the campus’s Code of Student Conduct Task Force submitted its final report Thursday, detailing proposed revisions to the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct. The task force was formally charged by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer in October 2010 with the responsibility
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Budget proposal spurs on UC athletics debate

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on intercollegiate athletics in the state budget. In just one line situated in the Democrats’ 2011-12 budget proposal, lawmakers have once again reignited the controversy surrounding funding for intercollegiate athletics. Among a seemingly long list of cuts to the various
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UC Berkeley alumna and former detained hiker Sarah Shourd advocated the release of her companions during her speech.

Former detained hiker speaks on campus

UC Berkeley alumna Sarah Shourd recounted the details of her 410-day imprisonment in Iran’s Evin Prison to a crowded lecture hall, advocating for the release of two alumni who remain detained in the country after nearly two years. The lecture, facilitated by the campus’s Berkeley Lecture Series, consisted of a
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Former detained hiker to speak on campus

Sarah Shourd, a UC Berkeley alumna who was detained in an Iranian prison for over a year after being accused of spying with two other alumni, will be speaking on campus Sunday. Hosted by the Berkeley Lecture Series, Shourd will appear with the families of Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer,
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