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Student’s drop petition denied despite mental health concerns

After several weeks of counseling, a campus sophomore felt that her recently developed anxiety was becoming more manageable. But when her request to drop Physics 8A past the Sept. 2 early-drop deadline was denied Tuesday, the student, who has asked to remain anonymous, said her spells of panic returned.
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UC Berkeley pilots data science class

The new four-unit course, “Foundations of Data Science” — cross-listed as Statistics 94 and Computer Science 94 — combines introductory statistics and computational concepts with hands-on work involving hard data that brings “real-world relevance,” according to the program’s website.
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