Increasing number of students admitted ‘by exception’

Among the thousands of applicants UC Berkeley receives each year, a handful of students are considered exceptions and are admitted without fulfilling all of the University of California’s admission standards. In order to be eligible for acceptance, students applying to the university must meet specific requirements before graduating high school,
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Man fatally shot in Berkeley

Berkeley saw its first homicide of the year Thursday evening, when a man was shot and killed on the 3000 block of Shattuck Avenue, police say. The man — who has now been identified by police as 32-year-old Hercules-resident Kenneth Warren — was found with several gunshot wounds at the southeast
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Man attacked during robbery at People’s Park

A man was the victim of a strong arm robbery Wednesday afternoon in People’s Park, according to police. At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday, the 43-year-old man was eating his lunch in the park when six men approached him, asking for money, according to a UCPD crime alert released Thursday. When
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Christmas tree set on fire on UC Berkeley campus

A Christmas tree was set on fire on the UC Berkeley campus early Sunday morning, according to police. At around 12:26 a.m., the Berkeley Fire Department responded to the incident and extinguished the fire , which took place in the upper level of a parking structure in the northern part
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Police attempt to break through a line of students on Nov. 9 during the Occupy Cal protests.

UC will hold public forum to discuss police practices

In response to student outcry over police action against protesters at campus Occupy events last November, the UC Office of the President will hold a public forum for UC community members to share their opinions and experiences concerning campuses’ responses to protests. The forum, which is scheduled to be held
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UCSF seeks to increase independence from system

In a Jan. 19 address at the UC Board of Regents meeting, the UC San Francisco chancellor outlined the broad strokes of a proposal that would afford the campus more financial and governing autonomy from the UC system. UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann’s request follows prior efforts from other UC professional
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Cal ranked ninth in number of Peace Corps volunteers

In a rural Peruvian village in the northern Andes Mountains, UC Berkeley graduate and Peace Corps volunteer Devina Kuo worked hand in hand with local nurses and health workers to provide basic health care to mothers, teens and children. Kuo — who spent three years in Peru after completing her
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Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Bill Huyett is retiring from his position.

Local educator about to close book on long, lauded career

Bill Huyett may not have started out in education, but it is very much where he has ended up. A 38-year career in public education, capped with a four-year tenure in the Berkeley Unified School District, will come to an end this spring when Huyett steps down from his position
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ASUC Senate approves executive stipends

The ASUC executive officers and their chiefs of staff received approval from the ASUC Senate’s finance committee to receive $13,750 for their work last semester — only half the money they will receive from student fees as part of their yearly stipend. After suspending bylaws last semester to allow late
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