Birgeneau cancels appearance with Graduate Assembly

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau abruptly canceled an appearance before the campus graduate student government the day before he was scheduled to speak, confusing graduate student delegates who had hoped to question him about the administration’s handling of Occupy Cal. On Wednesday, Birgeneau informed the campus Graduate Assembly that he
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Seven computers stolen from Graduate Assembly building

Seven computers worth an estimated $14,000 were stolen from the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly building between Nov. 23 and 25, according to the UCPD crime logs. At 9:55 a.m. on Nov. 25, UCPD received a call that seven Mac computers were found missing from Anthony Hall and determined that a
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ASUC Store Operations Board in dispute over vote

The ASUC Store Operations Board, a body of students and administrators that oversees ASUC commercial activities like the Cal Student Store, is embroiled in a dispute over the appointment of a third party to search for a new executive director. The controversy concerns a board committee’s vote to commission a
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Bake sale coverage is a distraction

I am shocked and saddened by how quickly the media has eaten up the anti-affirmative action bake sale at Berkeley. It is time for the media to address an issue that actually has long-term ramifications for the State of California and the communities this bake sale targets: the privatization of
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Report suggests ways for improving Letters and Science education

After a year of preparation, suggestions for an overhaul of UC Berkeley undergraduate education, including fewer breadth requirements and an emphasis on improved teaching, were released in a campus report Tuesday. The L&S Faculty Forum, made up of 25 professors and administrators, submitted its report — which outlines 15 recommendations
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DeCal aims to involve students in Operational Excellence

In an ongoing effort to increase student involvement in UC Berkeley’s cost-cutting Operational Excellence initiative, student government leaders will launch a new DeCal class in September that will give students the option of working directly on initiative projects or conducting research projects. On Sept. 6, about 20 graduate and undergraduate
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Retirement of ASUC Auxiliary Director announced

After 33 years of employment at UC Berkeley, ASUC Auxiliary Director Nadesan Permaul retired Wednesday, just days before the auxiliary undergoes a major realignment. During his time on campus, Permaul has held positions in the Department of Recreational Sports, the Physical Plant, UCPD, Parking and Transportation and the ASUC Auxiliary.
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A study indicates students would prefer a cleaner and safer Telegraph Avenue.

Students may want change in Downtown, Telegraph areas

UC Berkeley students might frequent Telegraph Avenue and the Downtown area more often if the areas were safer, cleaner and more inviting and possessed fewer panhandlers and people sitting on the sidewalk, according to a recent survey. Conducted by the Graduate Assembly and other components of the ASUC, the online
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