Executive chair of Google to speak at commencement

UC Berkeley alumnus Eric Schmidt, current executive chairman and former chief executive officer of Google, will be the keynote speaker at the May 12 commencement ceremony this year. Schmidt was chosen from a list of candidates through a survey distributed to the graduating senior class by The Californians, the student
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Business school, medical school assessment exams to become more challenging

Students applying to graduate business schools have four more months to take the current version of the Graduate Management Admission Test before the test’s format becomes more challenging this June. Beginning June 5, the “next generation GMAT” will include a new integrative reasoning section designed to measure test takers’ ability
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Following criticism, UC Berkeley creates new protest response guidelines

  In reaction to the tumultuous protests of last semester, the UC Berkeley administration adopted a new approach to protest response, which it has already implemented in dealing with recent occupations on campus. In a campuswide email sent Tuesday, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer and Vice Chancellor for Administration
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Updates, photos from Occupy Oakland’s march to UC Berkeley

Occupy Oakland protesters marched on Saturday evening toward the UC Berkeley campus, arriving around 10:30 p.m. They decided to head towards the International House on Piedmont Avenue, where an encampment has been set up and where an “Occupy the Truth” conference is being held this weekend. This march comes one
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Occupy Oakland protesters march to International House

Update, Monday 9:15 p.m: At a general assembly meeting Monday evening, protesters continued to discuss how to better organize and increase attendance at Occupy Cal events. As of the meeting, there were no plans to set up tents again. — Protesters from Occupy Oakland converged on UC Berkeley Saturday evening, the
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Proposal to streamline UC Berkeley administrative offices released

In an effort to streamline the number of separate UC Berkeley offices working in administrative areas like human resources, a committee within Operational Excellence released a proposal Thursday to form “shared service centers” for the campus. Despite more than two years of planning, the proposal to create the centers —
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