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Guilty until proven innocent

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In October 2010, members of Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity marched around campus chanting, “No means yes! Yes means anal!” The incident — and subsequent allegations that the Yale administration failed to respond adequately to the fraternity’s abhorrent behavior — provoked a national discussion about sexual violence and rape culture
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The ‘holistic’ admissions lie

The Devil's Advocate

Today, UC Berkeley’s application for fall 2013 admission will become available online. Nervous high school seniors around the world will finally be able to begin the rather unpleasant process of compiling grades, SAT scores, extracurricular activities and essays and entering them into the university’s sleek, blue application portal. Unfortunately, UC
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Faces of Berkeley: Osha Neumann, activist lawyer

Neumann dedicates life to social justice and advocates for homeless

Currently a consulting attorney for the East Bay Community Law Center, Berkeley resident Osha Neumann has spent his life advocating for underrepresented groups, specifically the homeless community in Berkeley.
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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 21st in 2012 National University Rankings

US News and World Report released its annual National University Rankings Tuesday, ranking UC Berkeley 21st in a list topped by Harvard, Princeton and Yale. The rankings, which the report has released annually since 1985, included five other UC campuses in its top 50, including UCLA, which trailed four spots behind
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Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s career has been characterized by social activism as well as academic research.

Activist past gives campus chancellor unique worldview

It was the summer of 1965 — well before UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau was a professor, a world-renowned physicist or an administrator at top-notch universities in both the United States and in Canada. In fact, Birgeneau was just a graduate student studying physics at Yale University, wanting to do
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