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Number of applicants from China to campus graduate programs surges despite national decline

Applications from China for graduate programs across the United States declined by 1 percent this past year, following a 3 percent decline in 2013, according to a recent report compiled by the Council of Graduate Schools. But despite this leveling off of applicants, UC Berkeley and other large institutions still attract Chinese nationals to their graduate programs.
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Administrative salary increase is needed

While this increase does not directly affect other employees on campus, however, the comparison is not favorable. As GSIs fight for the right to unionize, administrative pay increases. Lecturers and adjuncts struggle without health care coverage or adequate pay in a battle that should be the shame of academia, but administrative pay increases. Facilities age and construction drags on, but administrative pay increases. Tuition soars and will likely increase to the rate of whatever the market will bear, but administrative pay increases.
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Dirks on a path to success

CAMPUS ISSUES: Chancellor Nicholas Dirks has proven through his fireside chats and public remarks that he cares about student needs

Since taking office June 1, UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks has begun to tackle many of the challenges facing our campus. From his listening sessions with students to his bold remarks recently to the Washington Post on Obama’s education plan, Dirks is on track to have accomplished a significant amount
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Ode from a withered graduate student

Like most people of my generation, I found the answer to my current predicament summed up in a series of 30 beautiful GIFs on Buzzfeed.com. The author’s name was Jessica. My name is Jessica. Ryan Gosling was there. I love Ryan Gosling. And the article was called “What Grad School
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