UC Student Association director runs for San Francisco Board of Education

University of California Student Association Executive Director Matt Haney is running for a spot on the San Francisco Board of Education. Haney filed paperwork indicating his intention to run April 11, joining five other candidates who will square off in November for four seats on the board. As executive director of the UCSA,
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Shared services project to save millions less than originally estimated

A recent reportshows that shared services — a project to streamline campus administrative tasks into one location by December 2014 — would save millions less than originally estimated, throwing off overall projections for a campus cost-cutting project.The shared services project is an effort within the larger Operational Excellence initiative, a controversial
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Memorial Stadium Renovations

Faculty angered by suggestion to reschedule midterms for football

An email sent from UC Berkeley administration to campus instructors has caused some to question whether athletics are conflicting with the campus’s academics. Professor Bob Jacobsen, chair of the campus division of the Academic Senate, and Catherine Koshland, vice provost for teaching, learning, academic planning and facilities, asked instructors in
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Arraignment postponed for suspect in police shooting

An arraignment for the main suspect in a shooting involving police earlier this month was postponed Monday. Calvester Stewart is being held without bail on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident April 13 in which Stewart allegedly opened fire on police officers while fleeing from them. Although Stewart’s arraignment
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UC private support may be slowing

UC private support through the second quarter of the 2011-12 fiscal year is almost the same as last year, document states

From 2001-02 to 2010-11, the University of California saw an overall increase in private support as it ramped up efforts to garner donations due to state budget cuts — a trend that may be slowing this year. Over the course of fiscal year 2010-11, the UC received almost $1.6 billion
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Protesters continue occupation of UC-owned land

ALBANY, Calif. — Protesters continued occupying and farming a UC-owned plot of land in Albany Monday and said they plan on staying as long as they can. After arriving Sunday and pitching a few tents, about 40 protesters remained Monday at the Gill Tract plot, which is located near the
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Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s career has been characterized by social activism as well as academic research.

UC Berkeley officials release controversial plan to increase campus autonomy

Yudof expresses disapproval of plan to create boards that would have more control over campus-based issues

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and several other campus officials authored a controversial proposal released Monday that would give individual campuses more control over local issues, though their plan was criticized by UC President Mark Yudof. The proposal, released through the campus Center for Studies in Higher Education, recommends that the UC Board of
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Campus official responds to critical Memorial Stadium article

A UC Berkeley administrator fired back at the Wall Street Journal in a letter to the editor published Saturday after the paper printed a controversial article about the financing of Memorial Stadium on April 18. The article characterized the renovations as costly and possibly surprising considering the school “hasn’t had a powerhouse
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Berkeley Earth Day festival celebrates environmentalism

Other than a short cameo by the Occupy movement, Saturday’s 42nd Annual Berkeley Earth Day Festival followed local tradition by celebrating the environmental movement. The festival was held in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park and featured cultural performances, craft and community booths and a farmers market. Karen Hester
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Birgeneau Stock Photo

14 picked for UC Berkeley chancellor search committee

5 regents, 5 faculty and 1 student among committee members chosen

On Monday, UC President Mark Yudof announced the 14 initial members of the advisory committee that will begin the search for outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s replacement. Per UC policy, the committee will consist of five UC regents, five UC faculty members — three from UC Berkeley and two
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