Governor appoints UC Berkeley student to aid commission

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a UC Berkeley student on Monday to a state student aid commission which provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership in partnership with the state’s higher education institutions. Johnny Garcia Vazquez, a campus undergraduate studying ethnic studies, was appointed as a student representative to the California
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Forum discusses logistics of online education

At a forum hosted by the College of Letters and Science Wednesday on the “Virtual University,” panelists discussed the logistics behind creating more online classes and how online classes could generate needed revenue for the University of California. Christopher Edley, Jr., dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law and
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UC Berkeley College of Engineering to open offices in Shanghai

UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park in Shanghai, China, to establish a UC Berkeley office of the college in Shanghai. The memorandum, signed on Friday, marks the preliminary stages of the creation of a center where UC Berkeley students, professors
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EPA Administrator’s misquote stirs controversy

A misquoted remark from Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, during her visit to the UC Berkeley School of Law Thursday has incited outcry. An original report from Greenwire published Friday stated that Jackson referred to Republicans as “jack-booted thugs” when in fact she did not. Rather, as
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EPA Administrator spoke at UC Berkeley School of Law about current EPA policies on Thursday morning.

EPA head discusses environmental law at UC Berkeley School of Law

Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discussed current challenges to environmental laws and other topics Thursday at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Speaking before an audience of about 180 students, faculty and other attendees, Jackson cited the agency’s progress on issues such as instituting national
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Law schools check digital trail of applicants more than other schools

Law school admissions officers are more likely than business schools and other colleges to search an applicant’s digital trail, according to a national survey by Kaplan Test Prep released Monday. The survey, which included responses from 128 American Bar Association-accredited law schools, found that 41 percent of law school admissions
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