UC Berkeley Day of Action planned for Wednesday

As Nov. 9 — dubbed a “Day of Action for Public Education” — approaches, UC Berkeley students, faculty and campus leaders are expected to come out to protest against budget cuts and tuition hikes in California public universities. According to organizers, the all-day Wednesday protest is scheduled to kick off
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UC Berkeley student loan debt less than nation’s average

Average student loan debt increased by 5 percent nationally in 2009-10 — making it more than $9,000 higher than the average debt of a graduating UC Berkeley student. The average student loan debt of graduating college seniors rose to $25,250, according to the Project on Student Debt report conducted by
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Proposals aim to streamline student services at UC Berkeley

Should two new campus proposals be approved, students and student groups could more easily access services from transaction advisers. The student services team of Operational Excellence — a campus cost-cutting initiative aiming to save $75 million annually — presented two proposals to create one-stop centers for student business services and
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UC Berkeley alum dies after falling off building in India

A UC Berkeley graduate was declared dead after falling from the 11th floor of an apartment building in Mumbai, India. Sharmi Doshi, who majored in political science, was reportedly talking on her cellphone when she fell off the balcony around 4 a.m., according to the Times of India. Doshi, a
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Campus works to improve atmosphere for women in College of Engineering

A recent California Watch article that addressed sexism experienced by a UC Berkeley engineering student has prompted administrators in the UC Berkeley College of Engineering to examine discrimination in the male-dominated college. The article, which featured UC Berkeley senior Cassie Parkos — a mechanical engineering and material sciences major —
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UC Berkeley Chancellor says trigger cuts are ‘assured’

The University of California will be cut up to a further $100 million in state funding, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said Friday. In an interview with The Daily Californian’s Senior Editorial Board Friday afternoon, Birgeneau said that when he and campus Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance John Wilton
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UC Berkeley student’s grievance procedure delayed again by campus

Just a day before the campus deadline to complete an investigation into a UC Berkeley graduate student’s grievance over campus student conduct proceedings, the deadline was pushed back, raising frustrations in a process that has already suffered delays. According to an Oct. 31 letter to campus graduate student Aakash Desai
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