Sustainable mushroom farm has UC Berkeley roots

Although he is billed as a mushroom farmer on the currently-airing ABC television series, “The Bachelorette,” Alejandro Velez looks nothing of the sort. Instead of toiling away in a field all day, the affable 25-year-old UC Berkeley alumnus spends his time in a West Oakland warehouse spreading knowledge about growing
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WarnMe emergency alerts will become opt-out

A UC Berkeley notification service created four years ago that electronically alerts the campus community to emergencies will automatically  link to CalMail beginning Friday. The WarnMe emergency alert service was an opt-in system when it was introduced in 2008, but now everyone with access to CalMail will be enrolled unless
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UC Berkeley graduate student Arthur Qi dies at 30

UC Berkeley graduate student Arthur Qi, remembered for his gentle nature, died over the weekend. He was 30. Qi, who was a student in the Haas School of Business’ Master of Financial Engineering Program, was found dead in his home after classmates alerted authorities when he missed a group lunch
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Haas plans $70 million expansion

The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business is planning a multi-million dollar expansion, which would provide for the construction of a new building and possibly allow for the growth of the school’s MBA program. The building project — which would allow for new classrooms and learning, among other possibilities —
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UC Berkeley graduate student found dead in home

A graduate student in the Haas School of Business died unexpectedly over the weekend, officials say. Arthur Qi, who was a student in the Berkeley-Haas Master’s of Financial Engineering Program, was found dead in his home, according to Ute Frey, associate director of marketing and communications at the business school.
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Bears hope good news continues in Long Beach

The last week has been full of excitement for the Cal men’s golf team. After winning the John A. Burns Intercollegiate Tournament last week in Hawaii, the team was met with more gratifying news: four golfers were accepted to the Haas School of Business. The Bears will try to continue the
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Haas admission results released Friday

Undergraduate admissions decisions for the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business were released Friday at noon. The business school — ranked third in the nation for its undergraduate program, according to the U.S. News and World Report — accepted 269 out of 580 applicants this year, according to Erika Walker, executive
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Cost-cutting programs could save millions more than initially estimated

If all pending and approved projects of a controversial UC Berkeley cost-cutting initiative meet their projected savings, the campus could save millions more than originally estimated. The Operational Excellence initiative — which began in 2009 as an effort to combat budget cuts by decreasing administrative costs — has saved the
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ASUC Senate holds first meeting of the semester

At the first ASUC Senate meeting of the spring semester Wednesday night, senators announced the development of a new smartphone application for UC Berkeley students and the renaming of the board that oversees student government commercial activities. After the senate moved to rename the ASUC Store Operations Board as the
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