The donation from Dow Chemicals went towards giving some labs a makeover.

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry receives $3.5 million gift

A $3.5 million gift from The Dow Chemical Company Foundation will enable UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry to renovate its undergraduate teaching labs and update its curriculum to focus more on green chemistry and sustainability. Richard Mathies, dean of the college, described the gift as a “landmark decision” because it
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Electronic devices stolen from Wellman Hall

UCPD is investigating a burglary that occurred over the weekend in a building on the UC Berkeley campus. Sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning, a single suspect, or suspects, broke into Wellman Hall by smashing a window, according to a UCPD crime alert. Drawers and cabinets appeared to have
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Two robberies reported Thursday on Southside

Two robberies occurred Thursday south of the UC Berkeley campus, according to a UCPD crime alert. In the first incident, a 30-year-old female was walking on the 2300 block of College Avenue around 12:20 a.m. Thursday when she was robbed of her purse. The Berkeley Police Department was not able
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As part of Israeli Apartheid Week, Students for Justice in Palestine stage a mock checkpoint on Sproul Plaza.

Students for Justice in Palestine stages mock military checkpoint

Mounds of fake barbed wire and rope stood next to spray-painted cardboard walls, as students outfitted in olive-brown army uniforms, aviator sunglasses and plastic gas masks set up a mock military checkpoint on Upper Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley Tuesday. The checkpoint was intended to simulate conditions of Palestinians in
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Haas plans $70 million expansion

The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business is planning a multi-million dollar expansion, which would provide for the construction of a new building and possibly allow for the growth of the school’s MBA program. The building project — which would allow for new classrooms and learning, among other possibilities —
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Berkeley High School head of security charged with identity theft

The head of security at Berkeley High School was charged with identity theft at an arraignment Monday for allegedly stealing a teacher’s account information to pay his bills. William “Billy” Keys Jr. admitted to police that he used the account information of a special education teacher who also works at
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UC Berkeley graduate student found dead in home

A graduate student in the Haas School of Business died unexpectedly over the weekend, officials say. Arthur Qi, who was a student in the Berkeley-Haas Master’s of Financial Engineering Program, was found dead in his home, according to Ute Frey, associate director of marketing and communications at the business school.
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BART to seek input on fare increases

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District will seek community input next month about upping ticket prices, an increase aimed at generating approximately $5 million in new revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. BART has proposed three different models to implement the fee increases, which are set to take effect in
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