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Former Berkeley resident, ‘Peace Mom,’ runs for governor

Sheehan became the face of an anti-war movement in 2005, when she set up camp outside a Crawford, Texas, ranch and refused to leave until George W. Bush — who was on vacation there — agreed to meet with her. Sheehan dubbed the site of her protest Camp Casey, after her son, Casey Sheehan, who was killed at age 24 while serving in the U.S. Army in Baghdad, Iraq, the year before. Sheehan blamed Bush for her son’s death and wanted an explanation. Read More…

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GOP gubernatorial candidate proposes higher education facelift

A trailing California gubernatorial candidate released an extensive plan to overhaul the state’s education system Tuesday, proposing a major expansion of online course offerings and free tuition for students in math and science degree programs statewide, among other initiatives. Read More…

Regents to discuss budget, campus climate at meeting this week

The UC Board of Regents will convene Wednesday for its second meeting of the year to discuss the university’s 2014-15 budget, campus inclusivity and student protest response policies, as well as vote on construction of a new UC Berkeley building to replace the aging Tolman Hall. Read More…