ASUC Senate holds first meeting of the semester

At the first ASUC Senate meeting of the spring semester Wednesday night, senators announced the development of a new smartphone application for UC Berkeley students and the renaming of the board that oversees student government commercial activities. After the senate moved to rename the ASUC Store Operations Board as the
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Increasing number of students admitted ‘by exception’

Among the thousands of applicants UC Berkeley receives each year, a handful of students are considered exceptions and are admitted without fulfilling all of the University of California’s admission standards. In order to be eligible for acceptance, students applying to the university must meet specific requirements before graduating high school,
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Cal ranked ninth in number of Peace Corps volunteers

In a rural Peruvian village in the northern Andes Mountains, UC Berkeley graduate and Peace Corps volunteer Devina Kuo worked hand in hand with local nurses and health workers to provide basic health care to mothers, teens and children. Kuo — who spent three years in Peru after completing her
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ASUC Senate approves executive stipends

The ASUC executive officers and their chiefs of staff received approval from the ASUC Senate’s finance committee to receive $13,750 for their work last semester — only half the money they will receive from student fees as part of their yearly stipend. After suspending bylaws last semester to allow late
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Richmond site selected as Berkeley lab’s second campus

RICHMOND, Calif. — After about eight months of evaluating different finalist locations, the University of California announced Monday morning that the Richmond Field Station is the preferred site chosen for the second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley Lab officials selected the field station — which the UC
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Contention resurfaces with People’s Park maintenance project

A barrage of criticism was flung at UC Berkeley in late December, but, unlike that of past months, the controversy was not about Occupy Cal demonstrations or tuition hikes. This time, the complaints came from a far more familiar source. After the campus began a maintenance project at People’s Park
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UC announces Berkeley Lab’s second campus

University of California officials announced Monday that the Richmond Field Station has been chosen as the preferred site for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s second campus. According to a lab press release, the site presents the “best opportunity to solve the Lab’s pressing space problems while allowing for long-term growth.”
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Campus to adopt e-textbooks

In an effort to cut down on the cost of textbooks for students, UC Berkeley will subsidize electronic textbooks for students in several courses next fall through an online pilot program. Eight faculty members have agreed to use electronic textbooks provided by the McGraw-Hill publishing company to teach their courses
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