UC Berkeley College Republicans’ president gains fame

Amid an ongoing tempest of public backlash, Shawn Lewis calmly looked into the camera as he confronted a state politician on national television. It was the day before the Berkeley College Republicans’ “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” — an event that had elicited cries of racism as it garnered international media
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UC Berkeley students’ essays to take them to Ireland

Winning essays have garnered four UC Berkeley students an all-expense paid trip to Dublin, Ireland, where they will be honored for their writing achievements. Senior Ariel Hsian-Au Hsiung — one of 23 winners of the Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which also included entries from the United States
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Two confirmed cases of mumps reported at UC Berkeley

Two confirmed cases of mumps and an additional suspected case have been reported at three UC Berkeley student residences, university officials said Friday. The confirmed cases involved students living at the Clark Kerr residence hall and the Cloyne Court student cooperative, said  University Health Services Medical Director Brad Buchman in an email
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New director of Letters and Science advising appointed

Roseanne Fong, the current director of New Student Services, has been appointed as director of undergraduate advising for the College of Letters and Science, according to an announcement made Monday. Fong will begin in her new position starting Oct. 10, after serving as the director of new student services for
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Study cooks up ideas for stove efficiency

The simple task of boiling water can take a Haitian almost 40 minutes using traditional charcoal stoves, during which they are exposed to levels of air pollution that can effectively shorten the average life by 6.6 years. However, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are working to improve the efficiency
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Affirmative action debate heats up over bake sale

When two girls dressed as Native Americans approached the “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” table on Tuesday for free cupcakes, Andy Nevis, the executive director of the Berkeley College Republicans, told them that the costumes were not necessary to get the cupcakes at a lower price. But the sale’s stratified price
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