tolman hall

Tolman earthquake safety 101

In the event of an earthquake, the best response for those stationed in Tolman Hall would be to “duck, cover and hold,” UC Berkeley officials urged earlier today. Officials held a town hall meeting to discuss the building’s continued vulnerability to earthquakes, given that UC Berkeley was denied some $202
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Taking safety seriously

CAMPUS ISSUES: The recent reports of sexual battery around UC Berkeley raise the question of how much students are aware of their safety.

Students read about the mother who reported being sexually battered while moving her son into the dorms Aug. 21. Students also read about the woman who was allegedly grabbed inappropriately while walking through the Eucalyptus Grove on campus that same day and about how, on the following day, a UC
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We can’t stop and we won’t stop

Attention students, faculty, staff and workers! As you very well know, the state of our university system is undergoing unprecedented changes. With fee and tuition increases continuing and more to come, with diversity ever more rapidly being diminished and with low-income and middle class families suffering more because they can’t
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Admissions director to leave post for UC Davis

UC Berkeley admissions director Walter Robinson will depart from his position effective Sept. 5 for a new role in undergraduate admissions at UC Davis, the Berkeley campus announced Friday. Robinson — who serves as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Undergraduate Admissions — has worked on the campus for six
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Campaign for undocumented students could help cover fees

UC Berkeley has started fundraising for a scholarship pool earmarked for the campus’ undocumented students. The philanthropy campaign was started by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau shortly after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the first part of the California DREAM Act — AB 130 — in July, which allows undocumented students
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Lawyer files appeal on behalf of imprisoned hikers

The lawyer for Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer — UC Berkeley alums who were sentenced on Aug. 20 by Iranian court to eight years in prison — filed an appeal against the decision on Sunday, according to major media outlets. The hikers had been given 20 days to file an appeal
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A supernova — discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory — is the closest of its kind found in almost 40 years. It will not be visible to the naked eye in a week or two.

UC Berkeley researchers find brightest, closest supernova in years

Astronomers from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory helped find a “holy grail” Wednesday night when they discovered a supernova relatively close to Earth. The supernova — discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory, a four-year-long survey operated from the Palomar Observatory in California — is the brightest and closest
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Our campus has a commitment to both access and excellence

I want to welcome everyone back to campus and share some reflections on what I think makes this campus so special. It is no secret that UC Berkeley is going through challenging times and that the state’s persistent disinvestment in higher education forces us to make unhappy choices, such as
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