Where are the practical computing classes?

There’s no doubt UC Berkeley’s computer science department is pretty amazing. Over the years, professors, staff members and students have gotten their hands dirty in all manners of computing, from developing some of the core technologies of the Internet to creating the underlying software of many modern operating systems. Each
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Gender disparity in EECS persists

Despite UC Berkeley’s electrical engineering and computer sciences major’s status as one of the world’s most prestigious STEM programs, only 12.4 percent of students in the EECS major at UC Berkeley are female, according to the fall 2013 department census. This is representative of the larger gender disparity in the
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When the book met the computer

At first, the disciplines of computer science and the humanities seem unlikely bedfellows. But for UC Berkeley graduate student Christopher Church, marrying the two is not only feasible, but timely — and needed. The marriage of technology and the liberal arts is often referred to as the digital humanities, a
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Scare tactics and webcasts

CAMPUS ISSUES: A university with a top-tier computer science department should not scare or underserve interested students.

This generation of college students faces a set of challenges that is unique to our time, ranging from cultivating an ideal social media presence to padding our resume with enough unpaid internships. On one hand, we are told that we need skills such as programming and an intimate knowledge of
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How big is UC Berkeley’s biggest class?

This fall, CS61A has more enrolled students than any other undergraduate course at UC Berkeley, with a roster of a whopping 1098 people. The Daily Clog investigates what this entails. Kai Ridenoure produced this video. Sources: Students enrolled, CS 61 class statistics, Berkeley’s undergraduate class numbers, Biology 1A, Nutritional Science
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Unreasonable standards

CAMPUS ISSUES: The College of Letters and Sciences has an unrealistic expectation of hopeful computer science majors with its new GPA requirement.

A new GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher in the seven prerequisite classes for computer science applicants in the College of Letters and Science is too high. There needs to be a more holistic review of prospective applicants, with a lower GPA requirement. Implementing a high GPA requirement can lead
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Introducing Professor Patterson, a powerlifting champion

Though your professors may reign supreme in the lecture hall, you’re probably not too intimidated by them outside of the classroom. You might pale in comparison in a matchup of intellect, but you’d probably feel confident in your ability to sucker-punch them for that inordinately difficult question on that last midterm.
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