The daily roundup: all of Jan. 31′s need-to-know news from the Daily Cal

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The daily roundup is a collection of the top stories to read from The Daily Californian. We’ve curated need-to-know articles from all sections of the Daily Cal to give you a quick glimpse at our news coverage.   

Top headlines to read:

“A year of bargaining between the University of California and the union representing its service and patient-care workers has amounted to one fact-finding, two strikes with a potential third looming on the horizon and, most recently, a state audit released Thursday — and still no contracts.” — UC and AFSCME still differ on wages and staffing issues

“Nearly two weeks before his State of the Union address promising to reinvest in education and research, President Barack Obama quietly signed such promises into law through a spending bill outlining the 2014 federal budget.” — Bipartisan spending bill promotes open access, repeals sequestration

“Gov. Jerry Brown nominated four candidates to the UC Board of Regents earlier this month, sparking debate about the role of the university’s top decision-making body, which some students argue is not representative of student needs.” — Recent nominations of UC regents spark debate from students

“Each year, UC Berkeley students graduate from one of the nation’s top CS programs. As someone studying and teaching CS, I think we’re doing a pretty damn good job, but we’re missing a critical group of students.” — OFF THE BEAT: Where are the practical computing classes?

Sports tonight:

“It had been nearly four years since Stanford women’s basketball had lost to a Pac-12 opponent.” — Cal women’s basketball’s rally falls short against Stanford, 70-64

“Like a skydiving Tom Petty, the Cal men’s basketball team is in the midst of an epic free fall.” — Undefeated No. 1 Arizona visits slumping Cal men’s basketball

 Conversation-starters:

“It wasn’t the usual dinosaur skeletons and fossil artifacts that attracted visitors’ attention at the California Academy of Sciences last Thursday night but rather the chance to see art in the making.” — California Academy of Sciences offers a night at the museum

“Don’t even ask us how much time we spend on Facebook. It’s a common occurrence: You open up your laptop fully expecting that tonight you’re going to get a hell-of-a-lot of work done (because you need to get a hell-of-a-lot of work done).” —  How much time have you wasted on Facebook?

Berkeley on the Web: 

“A new project underway to improve the BART plaza in downtown Berkeley is gaining steam, with a public workshop scheduled for Monday afternoon.” — Berkeley BART plaza workshop comes Monday

Chloe Hunt is the blog editor. Contact her at [email protected]

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