Raymond Ma, a first-year undergraduate, rummages through free items in Campbell Hall. Campbell Hall is scheduled to be demolished due to seismic concerns.

Crowds grab free leftover goods from Campbell Hall

Thursday’s Free Day in Campbell Hall — a free-for-all for students, faculty and staff to grab whatever remained in the seismically unsafe, now-abandoned building — attracted more than 100 people and was punctuated by a magnitude 4.0 earthquake in the  afternoon. The Free Day began promptly at 11 a.m. and
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UC Berkeley lags competitors in recovering costs of research

As UC Berkeley awaits a verdict on whether the federal government will pay a greater portion of its indirect costs of research this year, the campus finds itself at a disadvantage compared to private research universities. With state funds in decline, the campus has increased its focus on recovering the
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UC Berkeley grad nominated to federal court judgeship

President Barack Obama has nominated Los Angeles lawyer and UC Berkeley alumnus Paul Watford to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Watford, an Orange County native,  served as a clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski, who is now chief judge of the Ninth Circuit, as well as U.S. Supreme Court Justice
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Yoshua, a common sight around the UC Berkeley Campus, stands with his sign near Sproul Plaza.

World predicted to end, again, this Friday

Clutching a tattered and taped Bible in one hand and informational fliers in the other, David Temple warned passersby Wednesday at Sproul Plaza of the impending end of the world — this Friday, Oct. 21. Temple — know as “Yoshua” by most of the UC Berkeley community — has made
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