Pardon the interruption

NATIONAL ISSUES: Former ASUC Senator and UC Berkeley alumnus Ju Hong took a bold stand by interrupting President Obama’s speech.

Going into President Barack Obama’s big immigration speech last week in San Francisco, few expected to hear anything beyond his usual pro-reform stump speech. In the middle of Obama’s remarks, however, it was quickly apparent that there was nothing usual about this event. Among the many people standing behind the
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Chancellor search committee to meet with campus representatives

Selected faculty members and students will meet at an on-campus stakeholders’ meeting Friday with the advisory committee chosen to recommend a replacement for outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. At the meeting, which will be held at Clark Kerr campus, faculty members selected by the Berkeley Division of the Academic
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UC Berkeley opens California DREAM Act scholarship

The UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office released the scholarship application for students who would receive private financial aid under the first part of the California DREAM Act starting January 2012. The $8,000 Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Scholarship — which was formed after Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 130
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Bill gives aid to undocumented students involved in student governments

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Saturday requiring UC, CSU and community college student government bodies to pay for stipends, reimbursements or benefits for the service of students, regardless of their immigration status. The bill — authored by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens — will ultimately allow undocumented students within
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