From the ghetto to graduate studies

Now that the application season has concluded for millions of students applying for undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, the acceptance notifications will loom over many of their heads like dark clouds for the next few months. During this time, I will reflect on my improbable journey from inner-city public schools
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UC must transform People’s Park’s legacy

Response to Jan. 27 Editorial “Unwarranted Upheaval”

We, the Telegraph Business Improvement District (TBID), have taken a keen interest in People’s Park for years. Numerous survey responses have shown us that it negatively impacts residents and businesses throughout the district, most noticeably those closest to the park. This includes thousands of students, in whom the Daily Cal
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Baby steps

CAMPUS ISSUES: Recent revisions to the student conduct process are useless if administrators keep treating it as a punitive process.

Student protesters expect a certain degree of punishment when they engage in civil disobedience on campus. After all, the peaceful violation of rules is an important part of some demonstration tactics. But that expectation, in years past, was accompanied by an often slow, inefficient and unfair student conduct process at
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Best-selling author addresses Israel’s technological and economic success

Dan Senor, co-author of The New York Times bestseller “Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle,” addressed the continuing economic success of Israel in the world of high technology during a speech Wednesday night as part of a two-day conference hosted on the UC Berkeley campus. Senor spoke about collaborations between
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Southside sees a surge in robberies in January

In the month of January, the area south of the UC Berkeley campus saw a “surprising and troubling” uptick in robberies compared to this month last year, according to a UCPD officer. After only one robbery on Southside in January 2011, the area has experienced eight robberies, including attempted robberies,
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Revised student conduct code approved

A revised form of the UC Berkeley Campus Code of Student Conduct has been approved and will go into effect Feb. 1, the campus announced Monday. Changes to the code come after more than a year of review and were prompted at least in part by protests during the 2009-10
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City of Berkeley could move funds out of Wells Fargo

Distrust of big banks became a common theme of the Occupy movement and inspired thousands across the nation to move their money to smaller credit unions. Now, the city of Berkeley may follow suit. At its Tuesday meeting, the Berkeley City Council will consider a proposal to move Berkeley’s assets
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