Engineering classes, including Mechanical Engineering C85, have lower numbers of female students.

Campus works to improve atmosphere for women in College of Engineering

A recent California Watch article that addressed sexism experienced by a UC Berkeley engineering student has prompted administrators in the UC Berkeley College of Engineering to examine discrimination in the male-dominated college. The article, which featured UC Berkeley senior Cassie Parkos — a mechanical engineering and material sciences major —
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Matundu Makalani, a former Andronico's employee of eight years, was laid off last month when the grocery chain was acquired by new ownership.

Andronico’s employee let down by layoff

At the Andronico’s Community Markets branch formerly on University Avenue, the week of Oct. 24 was one of uncertainty and worry. The employees carried on their duties with forced smiles and had no answer when customers asked whether they would have jobs after the store closed permanently. At its height,
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3.2 magnitude earthquake rattles East Bay Saturday afternoon

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook the East Bay Saturday afternoon. The quake, which hit at 2:52 p.m., was centered in northeast Oakland and caused light shaking and no damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. More than a dozen earthquakes have hit Berkeley over the past two weeks. Soumya Karlamangla
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Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance John Wilton, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer speak on the current state of the university.

UC Berkeley Chancellor says trigger cuts are ‘assured’

The University of California will be cut up to a further $100 million in state funding, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said Friday. In an interview with The Daily Californian’s Senior Editorial Board Friday afternoon, Birgeneau said that when he and campus Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance John Wilton
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Berkeley teachers, students join Occupy Movement at general strike

Hundreds of teachers and students from Berkeley and Oakland schools participated in the general strike Wednesday in Downtown Oakland, where upwards of 3,000 protesters marched in the streets in support of the Occupy movement. In the Berkeley Unified School District, 24 employees — all teachers — asked for the day
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UC Berkeley student’s grievance procedure delayed again by campus

Just a day before the campus deadline to complete an investigation into a UC Berkeley graduate student’s grievance over campus student conduct proceedings, the deadline was pushed back, raising frustrations in a process that has already suffered delays. According to an Oct. 31 letter to campus graduate student Aakash Desai
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Several Berkeley co-ops, including Cloyne Court and Casa Zimbabwe, have been or are scheduled to be seismically retrofitted.

Co-ops work to raise funds for retrofits

Berkeley Student Cooperative residents will do anything from selling handmade paintings to teaching people how to brew beer to raise money for a fundraising campaign that will seismically retrofit their housing — an endeavour made more pressing in light of the flurry of earthquake activity in recent weeks. The ‘What
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EPA Administrator spoke at UC Berkeley School of Law about current EPA policies on Thursday morning.

EPA head discusses environmental law at UC Berkeley School of Law

Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discussed current challenges to environmental laws and other topics Thursday at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Speaking before an audience of about 180 students, faculty and other attendees, Jackson cited the agency’s progress on issues such as instituting national
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