Data shows overall increase in enrollment, underrepresented minorities

Overall enrollment at UC Berkeley has increased by about 300 students since last fall, bringing the total number of students to over 36,000, according to data released Wednesday by the campus. The data shows a numerical increase in enrollment for almost every ethnic category, including underrepresented minorities, over the past
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Forum to continue discussion on state of public universities

Campus deans and student leaders will meet Tuesday for the second installment of the Future of Public Universities forum, which will feature five speakers who will discuss the roles of taxation, citizenship and protest in the current higher education financial crisis. The forum — which will take place from noon
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Calmail crashes last multiple days

UC Berkeley’s campuswide email system crashed Friday afternoon and was inaccessible for over 50 hours, leaving tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff e-stranded as problems persisted into the week. The system, CalMail, went down Friday at 9:53 a.m. when a piece of system hardware failed, causing the entire
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UC Berkeley receives grant for earthquake warning system

With the possibility of a large earthquake approaching, a grant for $2 million over the next three years will allow UC Berkeley researchers to work toward creating an early earthquake warning system for the public. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded $2 million each to UC Berkeley, California Institute
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Protesters of the UC Regents hold a 'People's UC Meeting' during the UC Regent's Meeting at UCSF, November 28, 2011.

UC Board of Regents’ meeting disrupted by protests

SAN FRANCISCO — The UC Board of Regents’ meeting — held via teleconference at four campuses — came to a halt Monday morning when demonstrators overwhelmed board members by holding their own meetings in solidarity with the Occupy movement. Just as board members were beginning the open session of their
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Firefighters place large fans at one of the entrances of Dwinelle Hall after a fire broke out in a bathroom trash can.

Fire breaks out in trash can in Dwinelle Hall bathroom

A fire broke out in a men’s bathroom in Dwinelle Hall at UC Berkeley Monday evening, forcing about 100 students to evacuate the building. According to UCPD officer William Kasiske, UCPD and the Berkeley Fire Department arrived just minutes after the fire broke out in a bathroom trashcan on Level
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UC Berkeley professor Judith Butler addresses a crowd gathered at International House for the Academic Senate meeting.

Academic Senate passes resolutions criticizing response to Occupy Cal

After walking through a silent protest of about 50 students holding signs expressing “no confidence” in senior administrators Monday, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau gave his account of the administration’s response to the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests in front of about 300 faculty members. “I apologize again, and as chancellor take
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Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray on demonstrators protesting at UC Davis.

Gov. Brown requests review of police use of force guidelines

Spurred by graphic images from recent police uses of force at UC campuses, Gov. Jerry Brown has requested that state police officers review their policies for using force and make changes to their guidelines accordingly. In a Monday letter to the state Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training, Brown wrote
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UC Berkeley Police Officers’ Association responds

The UC Berkeley Police Officers’ Association released an open letter Monday morning addressed to the campus community and to the UC Board of Regents in response to the events of Nov. 9 and the criticism their actions that day elicited. Jordan Bach-Lombardo is the university news editor.