UC Berkeley awarded five-star LGBT campus climate rating

For the second year in a row, UC Berkeley was awarded a five-star campus climate rating for providing a safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff. The Campus Climate Index, released August 3 by the nonprofit organization Campus Pride, placed the campus in
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Classroom 127 Dwinelle is currently being converted into an ‘active learning classroom,’ whose purpose is to allow alternative teaching methods and student collaboration.

Some campus classrooms undergo changes for learning experiment

One of several UC Berkeley classrooms that are being converted into active learning classrooms, which would serve as “test kitchens” to try out new tools and techniques in classes, was completed last week and will now be available for use in the fall semester. The project to transform two classrooms
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UC Press to partner with business school to publish journal

University of California Press announced Monday that it will partner with the Haas School of Business to publish the school’s peer-reviewed journal as part of an effort by UC Berkeley to consolidate campus operations to save money. Beginning this November, UC Press will publish the California Management Review, the business
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Trucks featuring the Pepsi logo were parked outside the Recreational Sports Facility and Evans Diamond on Wednesday. The campus will likely enter a 10-year contract with the beverage company on Thursday.

New campus beverage contract with Pepsi is likely

UC Berkeley’s 10-year beverage contract with Coca-Cola Co., which has previously been highly scrutinized by some students on campus, expired Wednesday and will likely be followed by a new contract with PepsiCo Inc. In May, the university released a request for proposal which stated the minimum requirements necessary for beverage
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Campus students’ proposal recognized by Federal Aviation Administration

Four undergraduate students in the UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies were recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for their proposal to improve airport efficiency. The students’ proposal suggested that airlines and airport operators share gates as well as real-time information on gate utilization in order to reduce the time
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Tolman Hall, located at the northwest corner of UC Berkeley’s campus, received a rating of “poor” in a 1997 seismic safety survey, which has generated concern among those with offices in the building.

Tolman Hall classrooms close due to poor seismic rating

The removal of classes and student activities from Tolman Hall — which occurred July 15 — due to the building’s “poor” seismic rating has been the source of recent tension between campus administration and faculty members with offices still in the building. Located at the northwestern-most corner of campus, Tolman
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Juan Carlos works at the I-House Cafe, which will experience a change of management on Wednesday.

New management to oversee International House cafe

International House Cafe-goers will be in for a surprise come Wednesday when they enter the historical Piedmont Avenue joint and are welcomed with a completely different menu. After the cafe’s lease expired last month, I-House leadership selected Bon Appetit, an on-site restaurant company that provides cafe and catering services to
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Detained UC hikers to receive verdict within one week

Following almost two years of detainment, UC Berkeley alumni Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer will receive their verdict from Iran’s Revolutionary Court within one week following their trial Sunday. In the days leading up to the trial, local groups have been increasing efforts to advocate for the hikers’ release. Fattal
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Campus revokes recognition of fraternity

The campus revoked its recognition of the UC Berkeley chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon on July 15 following repeated student conduct, social code and risk management violations and failure to comply with prior sanctions. The fraternity had previously been under a state of stayed revocation — a probationary period often
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