UC Berkeley professor withdraws nomination

UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu said in a letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday that he is bowing out of the nomination process to an appeals court position, as he felt there was not much chance the Senate would confirm his nomination, according to major media outlets. Liu, who
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The stabbing occurred in a parking garage under Lower Sproul Plaza.

Man stabbed in parking lot beneath Lower Sproul Plaza

A man was stabbed Tuesday afternoon in the garage beneath Lower Sproul Plaza, sending him to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At about 2:57 p.m., the victim was collecting recyclables in the garage and talking to a male suspect. The suspect allegedly disagreed with the victim over the use
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AC Transit was forced to cut costs in order to balance its budget.

AC Transit cuts costs to balance budget

The AC Transit District announced Tuesday that it has balanced its budget following a series of cost-cutting decisions made by the district’s board of directors over the past year. In the face of decreasing state funding and the state’s overall ailing economy, recent decisions made by the board include the
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Aaron Benavidez speaks to his fellow graduates at UC Berkeley’s 2011 Commencement.

University Medalist takes an educational path less traveled

For UC Berkeley University Medalist Aaron Benavidez, who graduated this month with a 3.98 GPA and 11 A-pluses, part of being successful at UC Berkeley came as a result of years behind a cello. Benavidez, a 31-year-old sociology and rhetoric double major who grew up in Stockton, began an unusual
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Ricky Gill, right, who served on the California State Board of Education, plans to run for a congressional seat in the 11th District.

Law student plans congressional run

Ricky Gill started volunteer work at St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services for the Homeless in Stockton, Calif., served as co-chairman of the Greater Lodi Area Youth Commission and was appointed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State Board of Education — all before he even started college. But
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Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s career has been characterized by social activism as well as academic research.

Activist past gives campus chancellor unique worldview

It was the summer of 1965 — well before UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau was a professor, a world-renowned physicist or an administrator at top-notch universities in both the United States and in Canada. In fact, Birgeneau was just a graduate student studying physics at Yale University, wanting to do
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Jonathan Stein

Student nominated for regent-designate

Jonathan Stein already has one specific goal in mind should he assume the position of Student Regent-Designate starting in July — be accessible. Selected from a pool of 56 applicants from all 10 UC campuses in a process that took five months and three sets of interviews, Stein — a
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UC Berkeley student nominated as 2012-13 student regent

The UC Office of the President announced today that a special committee of the UC Board of Regents has nominated Jonathan Stein, a UC Berkeley graduate student, to serve as student regent for 2012-13. Though the board will vote on the nomination at its July meeting, Stein would first serve
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People and Animals Living Safely founder Maya deNola, right, talks to a dog owner in People’s Park on Sunday. PALS helped organize a clinic to serve pets.

Animal groups hold clinic in People’s Park

When Jill Posener first moved to Berkeley 13 years ago, her thoughts on homeless people owning pets could not have been more different. Back then, Posener said she thought people should not own animals if they could not afford to take care of them. But she said her interaction with
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State Assembly Speaker a dropout, not a UC Berkeley graduate

California Assembly Speaker John Perez’s educational record has recently come under scrutiny after years of biographies and reports have referred to the politician as a graduate of UC Berkeley when in actuality, he dropped out before graduating. California Watch reported Thursday that before he was elected to the Assembly in
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