Nobel laureates need to reflect diversity of STEM fields

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This year, UC Berkeley welcomed Frances Arnold (chemistry), James Allison (physiology and medicine) and Paul Romer (economics) to its ranks of Nobel laureates. With the third-highest number of Nobel laureates in the world, UC Berkeley now has 107 individuals formerly or currently associated with the university who have received the
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Public lands may be key to solving Bay Area housing crisis

Authored by San Francisco state Assemblymember David Chiu, AB 2923 allows BART to streamline the planning and construction of housing projects on its property. And as contentious as the politics around this legislation may have been, its eventual enactment underscores a growing seriousness of purpose around the Bay Area about bringing real solutions to the region’s housing crisis to the fore.
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Supporting BART retrofitting

Beginning early next year, BART will start service systemwide one hour later for a vital retrofit of the Transbay Tube, which will impact thousands of our early-morning riders. The line connecting the East Bay and San Francisco, called the Transbay Tube, is BART’s most critical asset. Although it is structurally
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Taking a gap decade

On the mark

After my gap decade or two, I’m back. Along the way, there came to be many stories to tell — stories that don’t fall neatly into the prefabricated categories of the college-to-career mill.
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