Number of confirmed campus mumps cases rises to 15

Over 750 people attended UC Berkeley University Health Services’ second mumps vaccination clinic Tuesday in light of the mumps outbreak that emerged on campus in the last two weeks. Unlike the first vaccination clinic held Thursday, which prompted more than 900 students, faculty and staff to wait in line for over
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Demostrators stand in front of Sather Gate to protest the convictions of ten UC Irvine and Riverside students.

UC Berkeley students demonstrate in support of Irvine 11

The UC Berkeley Muslim Students Association staged a silent demonstration on Sproul Plaza Tuesday in support of the Irvine 11 — a group of UC Irvine and UC Riverside students arrested for disrupting the speech of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the campus in February 2010. The protest was part of a
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Mario Lopez (left) and CalSERVE senator Ju Hong (right) spoke at a press conference on Monday in support of Jerry Brown signing the DREAM Act.

Supporters celebrate signing of the California DREAM Act

The dreary weather painted a sharp contrast to the mood in Eshleman Hall, as undocumented students and supporters celebrated the passing of the second part of the California DREAM Act at a press conference Monday. “Anytime a ‘DREAMer’ publicly identifies themselves, they draw the risk of deportation,” said Blanca Mendez,
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Haas School of Business cafe to get new look, vendor

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business cafe will soon undergo several major changes in ownership, operations and food selection. Beginning Dec. 1, a new vendor — Stradavarius Inc., a group that has prior experience serving at other campus locations such as the Free Speech Movement Cafe and Cafe Zeb at
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Campus mumps outbreak grows to over 40 suspected and confirmed cases

The California Department of Public Health confirmed Monday that the mumps outbreak at UC Berkeley — which has grown to 44 suspected and confirmed cases — began when a UC Berkeley student contracted the virus in Great Britain. Department spokesperson Matt Conens said in an email Monday that laboratory-confirmed cases of
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UC Berkeley graduate wins Nobel Prize in Economics

UC Berkeley alumnus Thomas Sargent shared the Nobel Prize in Economics Monday for research regarding the relationship between economic policy and economic indicators like gross domestic product, inflation and unemployment. Sargent, who is currently a professor of economics at New York University, received his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in
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First-time graduate enrollment drops at UC Berkeley

In light of recent economic hardships throughout the country, universities nationwide experienced an overall drop in first-time graduate student enrollment rates in fall 2010 for the first time since fall 2003, and UC Berkeley was no exception. According to campus admissions data, UC Berkeley saw a drop in the incoming
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UC Berkeley mumps outbreak spreads to 27

A mumps outbreak among the UC Berkeley community has increased to 27 suspected and confirmed cases, state officials said Friday. According to Ralph Montano, spokesperson for the California Department of Public Health, seven cases of the mumps have been confirmed at UC Berkeley. There are now 20 suspected cases of
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Hundreds of people waited in line outside UC Berkeley's Tang Center to receive a free mumps vaccination.

Mumps outbreak prompts hundreds to get vaccine

In light of the recent mumps outbreak, hundreds of students and faculty braved intermittent rain Thursday to wait for a vaccine that immunizes against mumps, measles and rubella. At least 900 students, faculty and staff — who waited in line for an hour — were vaccinated Thursday, according to Kim
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