10 local figures you ought to know

Walking around Berkeley, you will likely meet a wide host of characters. From classmates to custodians, from city officials to campus administrators, the faces of Berkeley are numerous and varied. Below we have included some of the more prominent figures you are like to see or read about both on campus and around the city of Berkeley.
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The new kids on the block

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS: Three new figures appointed to lead various parts of the university for the foreseeable future have the difficult feat of governing the UC system.

With the start of a new school year comes a fresh start. With a new chancellor and new football coach at UC Berkeley and even a new UC president, a turnover in UC leadership gives us hope during a tumultuous time for public higher education in California. The main goal
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Photo Gallery: The abandoned beauty of Blake House

Blake House, perched north of Berkeley Hills and once called itself home to University of California Presidents, is abandoned. The 90-year old building hasn’t housed a President since 2008 — but with the arrival of new UC President Janet Napolitano, that might change. However, to make the beautifully decorated house
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Napolitano’s test

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The choice of Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as president of the UC is an unorthodox one. We hope she is up to the challenge.

The news that the secretary of homeland security would be the next president of the University of California came as a surprise. While we are supportive of the unique experiences Janet Napolitano can bring, she has a lot to learn and a long way to go to convince dissenters that
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UC takes political tack with selection of Napolitano

A UC Regents’ special committee to select the next president chose the Homeland Security Department secretary and former two-time Arizona governor to succeed outgoing president Mark Yudof, an unconventional choice for more reasons than simply that she would be the first female president in the University’s 145 year history.
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UC Regents meeting Day Three Live Blog

In its final day of the UC Regents meeting at the UCSF Mission Bay campus, the regents will decide on some of the most important issues on UC’s tables today, most notably the appointment of Janet Napolitano as the new UC President. Napolitano’s stirred controversy among UC faculty and students,
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