UC Berkeley releases freshman admissions decisions

After a four-month long wait, more than 61,000 anxious students received freshman admissions decisions from UC Berkeley Thursday. UC Berkeley received a record number of applicants this year, but admitted about 12,000 students to the class of 2016 — about the same as in previous years, according to a video
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UC student leaders create committee around minority, race issues for UC campuses

A UC systemwide steering committee created by two student leaders will allow students to address issues around race, campus communities and the place of underrepresented minorities in the UC system. The UNITE committee on campus climate issues, created by UC Student Regent-designate Jonathan Stein and UC Student Association Undergraduate Chair Patrick
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UCLA graduate students to vote on fee increase

The UCLA Graduate Students Association voted March 7 to place a referendum on the spring campus election ballot that would increase fees for graduate students by $5 per quarter. The referendum fee would go toward rising costs resulting from reduced funding of graduate student programs that were previously covered by
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Students from UC campuses around the state to join in protests

A mock funeral procession for public higher education at UC Davis will be only one of several protests happening at University of California campuses on the March 1 Day of Action. Thursday’s events will involve protests at several UC campuses as students, faculty and staff plan to host teach-ins and
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Conference questions

Can the Trojans regain their former conference glory? The Trojans are in a slump. USC was nearly invincible at the start of the season. After suffering the token loss to Stanford, the team launched a blistering five-game winning streak to open up Pac-12 play. The Trojans (12-10, 6-5) settled into
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Cal ranked ninth in number of Peace Corps volunteers

In a rural Peruvian village in the northern Andes Mountains, UC Berkeley graduate and Peace Corps volunteer Devina Kuo worked hand in hand with local nurses and health workers to provide basic health care to mothers, teens and children. Kuo — who spent three years in Peru after completing her
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Conference Questions

Is UCLA head coach Ben Howland on the hot seat? If not for a once-in-a-generation Florida team, Ben Howland could have led the Bruins to consecutive championships in 2006 and 2007. He took squads without big-time recruits, and taught them defense. The result: two Final Fours. But UCLA’s third consecutive
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