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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08/26 Editorial Illustration

The art of the long view: seeing UC futures

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of Chez Panisse, the legendary Berkeley restaurant that pioneered the Slow Food movement that has now prompted Americans to desire seasonal, local, organic, whole foods. The “mother” of Chez Panisse, Alice Waters, credits her student experiences at UC Berkeley as inspiration. She was among
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ntro app

Students experiment with new social networking app

Students strolling through Sproul Plaza Thursday — many enticed by the free hot dogs — stopped to explore a new social networking app, which allows students to meet people in the university community with similar interests. Ntro — created and promoted by the company nProgress, Inc. — connects people based
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