Work in sync, not at odds

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The trend in UC campuses snatching each others’ staff is not reflective of a cohesive university system.

In a time of economic hardship when the entire University of California system must already fend off the advances of private schools seeking to recruit top faculty and staff members, there is no sense in UC campuses competing with one another for talented employees. But that is exactly what is
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Simmer down criticism

CAMPUS ISSUES: Complaints about the recent changes in construction plans for Memorial Stadium should be tempered.

Memorial Stadium has been called many names — for example, a stadium with one of the most scenic views in college football and an icon of UC Berkeley — but it will never be regarded as quiet. Especially now with the stadium’s ongoing renovation, the noise and activity emitted from
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ASUC passes bill in support of affirmative action

In response to growing student concerns regarding student diversity on campus, the ASUC unanimously passed a bill in support of SB 185, which authorizes the University of California and California State University to consider race, gender and ethnicity in undergraduate admission decisions and is currently awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.
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UC Berkeley dismisses parts of formal grievance filed by graduate student

Almost three months after a UC Berkeley graduate student filed a formal grievance over issues surrounding his campus student conduct proceedings, an initial response was issued this week, dismissing certain aspects of the grievance and calling for changes before further action can be taken. In June, graduate student Aakash Desai
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Iran’s judiciary says UC hikers’ release is not imminent

A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he would release the two former UC Berkeley students detained for allegedly crossing the border more than two years ago, Iran’s judiciary contradicted these statements Wednesday, saying the Americans’ release is not imminent, the New York Times reported. Ahmadinejad said Tuesday in an interview
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Campus spends $150,000 in salary increases

UC Berkeley doled out almost $150,000 in salary increases to campus deans and a senior administrator while cutting another dean position’s salary, according to reports sent late last month to the UC Board of Regents. The raises — paid to the deans of arts and humanities for the College of Letters
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