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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UAW Local 2865 President Cheryl Deutsch speaks in front of the union meeting that was held at Boalt Hall Saturday.

Union members present rebuttal to challenge of recent election

More than 100 members of a union representing academic student employees throughout the UC packed into a statewide membership meeting Saturday afternoon, overturning a challenge to the recently concluded leadership elections, unseating a recently elected member and discussing the future direction and structure of the union. Approximately 130 members of
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David Temple, left, distributes fliers on Sproul Plaza. Temple had predicted the world would end last Saturday.

Day of Judgment yields no clear verdict

David Temple came to the heart of the UC Berkeley campus every day for the past several months, handing out flyers, counting down the days and warning passers-by of the end of the world — last Saturday, May 21, 2011. Temple, better known to the campus and city community as
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Fiscal policy report calls for options to close deficit

A report released Thursday from the state’s nonpartisan fiscal policy advisor praised certain aspects of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget plan but also criticized the level of uncertainty voter approval of the tax extensions has created and proposed that there be additional options available to close the state’s $9.6 billion
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comerio

UC Berkeley professor a Green Star Award recipient

UC Berkeley professor of architecture Mary Comerio was one of a select few to receive the Green Star Award, a distinction aimed at honoring those who have made significant impacts in the efforts surrounding environmental emergencies across the globe. At the second-ever awards ceremony last Wednesday, Comerio was one of
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Filibuster blocks professor’s nomination to Court of Appeals

United States Senate Republicans and one conservative Democrat used a filibuster to block the consideration of Goodwin Liu, an associate dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last Thursday. In a 52-43 tally, Democrats were eight votes shy in ending the filibuster
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