Students, state scrutinize UC Berkeley’s sexual assault policies

UC Berkeley has altered policies prior to release of results in April

UNC Chapel Hill graduate Annie Clark speaks at the state Capitol. Clark filed a complaint against her alma mater in January and helped advise UC Berkeley students in filing their own complaint.
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UNC Chapel Hill graduate Annie Clark speaks at the state Capitol. Clark filed a complaint against her alma mater in January and helped advise UC Berkeley students in filing their own complaint.

Spurred by the student complaints, California’s state auditor is examining how UC Berkeley and three other public universities in California handle sexual harassment and sexual violence incidents within their campus communities.
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Editor’s Note

While it would be impossible to capture everything that made this year what it was for Berkeley, The Daily Californian is using the end of the fall semester to look back on some of the events that defined 2013. In this issue, you’ll find in-depth articles about the Sept. 30
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(Credit from top left: Tony Zhou/File, Kelly Fang/File, Carlos Caceres/File, Sureya Melkonian/File, J. Hannah  Lee/File, Jan Flatley-Feldman/File)

2013: A year in review

Feb. 12: Berkeley resident Kayla Moore dies in police custody Berkeley resident Kayla Moore died in police custody the night of Feb. 12 after officers responded to a disturbance call in the area of her apartment. Moore’s death elicited significant community response surrounding allegations of police misconduct and a lack
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Jigsaw falling into place

The Daily Californian’s opinion staff discusses the effects of some of the year’s most important issues

BART strike Even though the negotiations for the contracts of BART workers have ended, the biggest problem facing transit in the Bay Area remains unchallenged — the incompetence of BART’s management, which invested time and resources in smear campaigns rather than infrastructure or the workers themselves. Instead of thoroughly investigating
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Artists in the top 10 include James Blake, Vampire Weekend, Kanye West and Disclosure. (Courtesy credit from top left: ATLAS/A & M/Polydor Records, XL Recordings, PMR/Island Records, Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam Records).

Top 10 albums of 2013

The Daily Cal Arts staff lists the top 10 (and more) albums of 2013

Honorable Mentions: Jai Paul — Jai Paul Jai Paul has embarked on a colonial voyage across the archipelagos of popular music to hoard a trove of genre gems, stopping at Ghana and Mumbai along the way. In the process of synthesizing dozens of bizarre mismatches, the British songwriter has discovered
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The top ten films of 2013 include 12 Years a Slave, the Dallas Buyer's Club, Captain Phillips and Gravity. (Courtesy credits from top left: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures).

Top 10 films of 2013

The Daily Cal Arts staff ranks the top 10 movies (and more) of 2013

Honorable Mentions: Pacific Rim Sick of the “Transformers” franchise destroying your love of giant robot battles? Guillermo Del Toro’s most recent addition to his canon of fantastical, horrific and wonderful films is the jaw-dropping spectacle “Pacific Rim.” A love letter to kaiju (Japanese monster) and giant robot films, this movie
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Varying sports from men's soccer to women's swim took the Fall 2013 Sports awards. (Credit from top left: Jim Shorin/ISIphotos.com/Courtesy, Carli Baker/File, Matt Lee/File, Katherine Chen/File).

Fall 2013 Sports Awards

Best Coach: Kevin Grimes (men’s soccer) A great player does not always make for a great coach, but in the case of Kevin Grimes, the two are not mutually exclusive. Like his players, Grimes is not short of accolades. He has won Pac-10 coach of the year five times and
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Kanye West might be the new Shakespeare

Explaining Yeezus is as hard as explaining a Rothko painting. When the detractors inevitably ask, “What’s so great about Yeezus?,”  I’m at a sudden loss of words to easily express my adoration. At one point, you just have to viscerally feel its thunderous beauty. Usually, I expedite my defense by
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