Student advocate candidates discuss office’s role on campus

Two candidates running for student advocate in the 2012 ASUC general election said the office could work to reach more students, while another candidate said he would change the responsibilities of the office dramatically if elected. Students will decide between independent candidate Stacy Suh, Defend Affirmative Action Party candidate Victor
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Report: Leftism at the UC leads to skewed education

Liberal faculty and politically correct thinking at the University of California has resulted in students receiving a decrepit and biased education, a report released this month by a conservative think tank claims. An April report released by the privately funded California Association of Scholars entitled “A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting
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UC Berkeley Labor Center to host teach-in

The UC Berkeley Labor Center will host a teach-in April 4 featuring a number of the campus’s preeminent economic and political science thinkers, as well as outside speakers and activists. The event, “Economic Inequality Teach In: Causes, Consequences and Solutions,” will analyze the issues surrounding the current economic climate and
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Al Gore video chats with UC Berkeley students

Former vice president Al Gore spoke to a class of about 25 students via video chat Monday morning at the UC Berkeley School of Law about renewable energy and climate change issues. Gore dialed into the class, which focuses on renewable energy methods and policy that will aid the planet
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Former Student Action senate candidate says he plans to run as an independent

But the ASUC attorney general says Andrew Kooker will remain a Student Action candidate on the ballot

UC Berkeley freshman Andrew Kooker said in a statement on Friday that he still plans to run for ASUC Senate as an independent candidate, despite being dropped from the Student Action slate last Saturday. Student Action removed Kooker as one of the party’s senate candidates following controversy that arose over
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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 Berkeley administration’s Occupy Cal emails released

The Daily Californian has obtained almost 140 emails sent between UC Berkeley administrators detailing how they reacted to the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protest. The emails, received by the Daily Cal from the campus’ Public Records Office at noon Wednesday, paint in broad strokes how campus officials responded to the
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Student Action candidate dropped from Senate slate following controversial statements

Freshman Andrew Kooker criticized the Occupy protests and liberal arts majors in Facebook posts

Student Action announced that UC Berkeley freshman Andrew Kooker will no longer be running for ASUC Senate on the party’s slate in a statement released Saturday. Kooker posted a note on his Facebook page Thursday apologizing for controversial statements he made on the site last semester criticizing the Occupy movement and
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UC Police review of Occupy Cal protest critical of administration, justifies baton use

Review says outlawing Police use of pepper-spray was inappropriate

A review released Friday concludes that police use of force against students in the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests was within reason, but criticized the UC Berkeley administration’s response to the event. The operational review was conducted by Jeff Young, assistant chief of police at the UCLA Police Department, and
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