Members of the Occupy movement raised a banner on the side of the campanille today.

Man detained for allegedly hanging banner from Sather Tower

A man aligned with the Occupy Berkeley movement was detained for allegedly helping hang a banner from Sather Tower on the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday afternoon. The banner was raised shortly after the noon bells rang in the tower. It read, “Time UC us,” with the word “OCCUPY” running down
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Study finds some forms of gossip may be beneficial

Though traditionally seen as a way to spread nasty rumors and scandalous information, gossip may gain a better reputation after the release of a new study by a team of UC Berkeley researchers that suggests some forms of gossip can actually be positive. The study — which was published online
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Dorm room burglarized while residents asleep

A residence hall dorm room at UC Berkeley was burglarized early Monday while its occupants were sleeping, according to police. Sometime between midnight and 3:00 a.m., a burglar entered the Deutsch Hall dorm room while its two residents were sleeping, according to a UCPD crime alert. The residents were alerted
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Shahryar Abbasi and other members of the ASUC spoke at the Jan. 17 Berkeley City Council meeting.

City Council votes to delay redistricting in Berkeley

Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday in favor of deferring redistricting in Berkeley until after the November 2012 election, a decision that could eventually result in a student supermajority district. By delaying redistricting, the City Council — which voted 7-2 in favor of the postponement — hopes to place a charter
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Small earthquake hits Monday evening near Berkeley

A small earthquake hit just a few miles south of the UC Berkeley campus Monday evening. At 9:33 p.m. Monday, a magnitude .9 earthquake struck in Piedmont, a few blocks east of the intersection of Claremont and College avenues, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey. View 01.17.2011 earthquake
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Mountain lion sighted near UC Berkeley campus

A mountain lion was sighted south of the UC Berkeley campus Tuesday at a campus-owned apartment complex. The unverified sighting occurred at about 10:14 p.m Tuesday at the Smyth-Fernwald apartment complex — near the Clark Kerr campus — when the mountain lion was spotted on top of a dumpster, according
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UC Berkeley sees surge in freshman applications

The number of freshman applications to UC Berkeley increased dramatically from last year, with an especially significant increase in the amount of international and out of state applicants, according to data posted Thursday on the UC Office of the President’s website. The campus received a record-breaking 61,661 applications for freshman
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