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Doors of Perception

Celebrated contemporary cartoonist and UC Berkeley alumnus Adrian Tomine maintains a headstrong approach to the art form.

A timid artist in black-rimmed glasses sits behind a too-high display case in a comic book store. An untouched stack of paperback comics sits shyly next to him as he tries to explain to the shop’s only customer that he’s not printing “floppies” because he wants to be different — he
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Panel between city, campus to discuss sustainability

UC Berkeley students and community members will discuss possibilities for town-gown collaboration on pressing environmental issues next Wednesday in the second of three panels in a series aimed at promoting a consistent partnership between the city of Berkeley and the campus. J.D. Morris is the lead environment reporter. Correction(s):A previous
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Demostrators stand in front of Sather Gate to protest the convictions of ten UC Irvine and Riverside students.

UC Berkeley students demonstrate in support of Irvine 11

The UC Berkeley Muslim Students Association staged a silent demonstration on Sproul Plaza Tuesday in support of the Irvine 11 — a group of UC Irvine and UC Riverside students arrested for disrupting the speech of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the campus in February 2010. The protest was part of a
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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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Campus mumps outbreak grows to over 40 suspected and confirmed cases

The California Department of Public Health confirmed Monday that the mumps outbreak at UC Berkeley — which has grown to 44 suspected and confirmed cases — began when a UC Berkeley student contracted the virus in Great Britain. Department spokesperson Matt Conens said in an email Monday that laboratory-confirmed cases of
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UC Berkeley graduate wins Nobel Prize in Economics

UC Berkeley alumnus Thomas Sargent shared the Nobel Prize in Economics Monday for research regarding the relationship between economic policy and economic indicators like gross domestic product, inflation and unemployment. Sargent, who is currently a professor of economics at New York University, received his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in
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First-time graduate enrollment drops at UC Berkeley

In light of recent economic hardships throughout the country, universities nationwide experienced an overall drop in first-time graduate student enrollment rates in fall 2010 for the first time since fall 2003, and UC Berkeley was no exception. According to campus admissions data, UC Berkeley saw a drop in the incoming
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