bMail: Berkeley’s B-minus idea

Using private vendors for Web services creates privacy issues

Should you care that the university outsourced student and faculty email service to Google? Perhaps you should not. Vendors can provide many services to campus efficiently, perhaps even better than our own employees can. CalMail appeared to be one of those poorly performing campus services best handled by a vendor.
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Free Stuff

Thursday app of the week: Office 365

Name: Microsoft Office 365 Platform(s): Windows, OSX, The Internet Price: Free Mission: Make Office files sync everywhere and more This week’s app would be completely boring if it was not for the fact that it’s now (kinda) free for people with a @edu email address. As a student you’ll get
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Finding love … or just ‘UC Berkeley Hook-Ups’

If you use Facebook, which you probably do unless you actually have a life, you should know by now that the ubiquitous networking site has become a Godlike fixture in society. Apart from Google — which is also creepy as hell — Facebook knows more about you than your best
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7 reasons you haven’t switched to bMail

We know many Cal students have not transferred to the new bMail server yet. Even though there is a message on your CalMail home screen that reminds you to “start using bMail now!,” many of you ignore it. We think it’s better if you do move your mail, but here
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Online Summer Classes

Campus will begin switch to Google email and calendar applications in July

UC Berkeley’s transition from CalMail to new Google email and calendar applications is now underway, with orientations to assist users in migration to the new platforms beginning next week. Lyle Nevels, campus interim associate vice chancellor for Information Technology and chief information officer, revealed the scheduled rollout for the Google
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Life in the Matrix

When I applied to be a Daily Cal columnist, I figured I should pick a topic that was relevant to the student body and about which I could, you know, say a thing or two. So after a moment’s deliberation it was clear: write about the Internet. I’m a member
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Eric Schmidt Speaks At Humboldt University

Executive chair of Google to speak at commencement

UC Berkeley alumnus Eric Schmidt, current executive chairman and former chief executive officer of Google, will be the keynote speaker at the May 12 commencement ceremony this year. Schmidt was chosen from a list of candidates through a survey distributed to the graduating senior class by The Californians, the student
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UC Berkeley email system to switch from CalMail to Google

UC Berkeley staff, students and administrators will switch from CalMail to Google email services over the course of the next year, according to campus officials. The decision to make Google Apps for Education the new campus email and calendar system comes as part of Operational Excellence — a campus cost-cutting initiative looking to
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Law schools check digital trail of applicants more than other schools

Law school admissions officers are more likely than business schools and other colleges to search an applicant’s digital trail, according to a national survey by Kaplan Test Prep released Monday. The survey, which included responses from 128 American Bar Association-accredited law schools, found that 41 percent of law school admissions
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