Federal bill cuts Pell Grants for about 100,000 students nationwide

Pell Grants will be cut for an estimated 100,000 students nationwide as part of a nearly $1 trillion federal omnibus appropriations bill passed into law Friday.Amid a flurry of end-of-year Congressional activity, President Barack Obama signed a legislative compromise that tightens eligibility requirements for Pell Grant recipients while keeping the
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Magnitude 2.2 earthquake rattles Berkeley

Berkeley was hit by a magnitude 2.2 earthquake Tuesday afternoon. The quake, which struck at 2:59 p.m. Tuesday, caused weak shaking and no damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the earthquake was north of the UC Berkeley, near Lawrence Hall of Science. The U.S.G.S. response system
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Wood burning banned in Bay Area on Christmas Eve

Saturday has been declared a Spare the Air day, banning wood burning in the Bay Area on Christmas Eve. In a season characterized by images of families keeping warm by the fire, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District declared Saturday to be a Spare the Air day, meaning that
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Attempted rape committed at Occupy Berkeley camp Tuesday

A man associated with Occupy Berkeley allegedly attempted to rape a woman inside a tent at the encampment Tuesday. According to a crime blotter released by the Berkeley Police Department, at about 7:28 p.m. the man entered the female victim’s tent at the encampment at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center
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Lawsuit against UC Berkeley dismissed

A lawsuit contending that UC Berkeley and the UC system failed to mitigate a climate averse to Jewish students was dismissed this week, the campus announced Friday. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the suit, which was originally filed March 4 by UC Berkeley alumnus
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Magnitude 2.7 earthquake shakes Berkeley

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck Berkeley Thursday evening, with its epicenter near Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the UC Berkeley campus. The quake, which hit at 9:18 p.m. Thursday, caused weak shaking and no damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was felt as far away as San
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UC Berkeley alumnus donates $15 million to campus

A UC Berkeley alumnus was honored Monday for his $15 million donation to the campus — a gift that will help finance the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s new building campaign and create a new endowed faculty chair. In a campus event Monday, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced that $14
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