Berkeley lab postpones announcement for second campus

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced in a press release Tuesday that it has pushed back its decision on the location for their second campus to early 2012. The lab received more than 20 responses when it initially opened the search for a site earlier this year, which they narrowed down
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Birgeneau apologizes for police response to Occupy Cal

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau released an audio message Tuesday regarding the campus response to events of the past few weeks. He said he takes full responsibility for the events of Nov. 9 — which elicited widespread condemnation from faculty and students after police used batons to clear through throngs
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Governor appoints UC Berkeley student to aid commission

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a UC Berkeley student on Monday to a state student aid commission which provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership in partnership with the state’s higher education institutions. Johnny Garcia Vazquez, a campus undergraduate studying ethnic studies, was appointed as a student representative to the California
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General Assembly plans events in solidarity with UC Davis

Nineteen members of the Occupy Cal movement attended the general assembly Sunday night to finalize details for a campuswide sleep-out and plans for a solidarity movement with UC Davis. The sleep-out — planned for Monday night on Sproul Plaza — is intended to continue the momentum of the Occupy movement
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Occupy Cal representatives meet with UC Berkeley administration

Two representatives from the Occupy Cal general assembly, along with campus Graduate Assembly President Bahar Navab, met with a senior campus administrator Friday afternoon to discuss the demands and decisions of the movement. Initiated by Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Gibor Basri through Navab, the meeting was met with
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