Robert Birgeneau to step down as chancellor of UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced Tuesday that he will step down at the end of the calendar year. Birgeneau, who became the campus’s ninth chancellor in September 2004, said in a campuswide email Tuesday morning that he will continue as a regular faculty member of the departments of Physics
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WarnMe emergency alerts will become opt-out

A UC Berkeley notification service created four years ago that electronically alerts the campus community to emergencies will automatically  link to CalMail beginning Friday. The WarnMe emergency alert service was an opt-in system when it was introduced in 2008, but now everyone with access to CalMail will be enrolled unless
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Campus to implement shared services for administrative tasks

Following two years of planning, a campus project to consolidate administrative tasks was approved Thursday to begin preliminary implementation in April with an initial budget of up to $20.72 million. The project, which is part of the campus’s controversial Operational Excellence initiative, will group together campus administrative tasks such as
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Administrator allegedly helped sexual partner get raises

Former UC Berkeley assistant vice chancellor Diane Leite was demoted due to her involvement in a sexual relationship with an employee she allegedly helped receive pay increases, according to documents obtained by the Bay Area News Group. Leite received a Feb. 17 letter from Vice Chancellor for Research Graham Fleming
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ASUC’s Cal Lodge set to lose $27,000 for 2011-12 fiscal year

Cal Lodge, a  property near Lake Tahoe owned by the ASUC, will sustain yet another financial loss for the 2011–2012 fiscal year. Reported losses so far for the current fiscal year, which began July 1, 2011, have already reached $18,337, according to Marilyn Stager, interim director of the ASUC Auxiliary.
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Student Action party announces executive slate for upcoming elections

Following a sweep of four executive seats last year, the Student Action party announced its executive candidates Sunday for the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election. Current Student Action Senators Connor Landgraf, Justin Sayarath and Shahryar Abbasi will run for the offices of president, executive vice president and external affairs vice
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