UC Berkeley professor a Green Star Award recipient

UC Berkeley professor of architecture Mary Comerio was one of a select few to receive the Green Star Award, a distinction aimed at honoring those who have made significant impacts in the efforts surrounding environmental emergencies across the globe. At the second-ever awards ceremony last Wednesday, Comerio was one of
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Filibuster blocks professor’s nomination to Court of Appeals

United States Senate Republicans and one conservative Democrat used a filibuster to block the consideration of Goodwin Liu, an associate dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last Thursday. In a 52-43 tally, Democrats were eight votes shy in ending the filibuster
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Small chemical spill in Latimer Hall leaves no one injured

A small chemical spill occurred in Latimer Hall on Wednesday night, though no one sustained any injuries. At about 8:53 p.m., UCPD received a call that there had been a small amount of chemicals spilled in 505 Latimer Hall, according to department spokesperson Lt. Alex Yao. He said UCPD, the
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Campus graduate takes new first steps

UC Berkeley’s graduation day this year was symbolic for graduate Austin Whitney because he was able to experience it in an ordinary way. Not only did he earn his degree, but he received it while standing upright, looking Chancellor Robert Birgeneau directly in the eyes. Whitney, who has been paraplegic
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Regents rescind part of approval

The ongoing legal battle surrounding revisions to the building plans for the renovation and retrofit of California Memorial Stadium continued at the May UC Board of Regents meeting this week, with a board committee and the board itself unanimously voting to partially rescind their previously  accepted stadium project approval. On
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Strikers hungry no longer as protest comes to an end

Last Monday morning, remnants of chalking efforts on the pavement in front of California Hall were the only tangible indicators in the area of the 12-day hunger strike that had concluded the evening before. By the time of the strike’s termination on May 8, the remaining hunger strikers had not
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Tan Hall chemical accident resulted from experiment

An accident resulting from a chemical engineering experiment performed in Tan Hall last Monday morning sent one student to the hospital with moderate injuries. The incident — which was originally reported to UCPD as a small chemical explosion — was reported at approximately 9:38 a.m. on Monday. The 23-year-old male
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Hearing for hikers accused of spying delayed again

The latest scheduled hearing for three UC Berkeley alumni Iranian officials have accused of spying was again postponed last Wednesday. Neither Shane Bauer nor Josh Fattal — who have been detained in Iran for nearly two years — was ever brought to the courtroom Wednesday for the scheduled hearing in
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