Iran’s judiciary says UC hikers’ release is not imminent

A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he would release the two former UC Berkeley students detained for allegedly crossing the border more than two years ago, Iran’s judiciary contradicted these statements Wednesday, saying the Americans’ release is not imminent, the New York Times reported. Ahmadinejad said Tuesday in an interview
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Study uncovers mechanism behind hearing condition

A study by a team of UC Berkeley neuroscientists has uncovered new cerebral mechanisms behind tinnitus, a currently incurable condition that produces a constant ringing or buzzing sound in the ear in the absence of other noise. The study, published Sept. 6 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy
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Campus spends $150,000 in salary increases

UC Berkeley doled out almost $150,000 in salary increases to campus deans and a senior administrator while cutting another dean position’s salary, according to reports sent late last month to the UC Board of Regents. The raises — paid to the deans of arts and humanities for the College of Letters
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Campus support for undocumented students may increase

UC Berkeley may soon take on a new look in an attempt to be more supportive of undocumented students. Nineteen recommendations released Monday by a campus task force on undocumented student life range from the placing of signs or symbols to identify people willing to help undocumented students to the
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Committee approves project elements to stadium construction

The Committee on Grounds and Buildings approved project elements to the construction of the California Memorial Stadium, including the implementation of occasional Friday night games — which is already drawing concern from community groups — at the UC Board of Regents meeting Tuesday. The committee agreed to accept a Subsequent
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Iranian president to give UC hikers ‘unilateral pardon’

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he will pardon and release the two American hikers and former UC Berkeley students detained for allegedly crossing the Iranian border more than two years ago, according to major media outlets. Ahmadinejad’s statement comes just over three weeks after Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were
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Campus study abroad units join to increase access for students

In an effort to increase the number of UC Berkeley students studying abroad, the campus created a single unit that combines the administration of all the campus study abroad offices. The new office, called Summer Session, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning, combines the administration for Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad,
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Former Cal golfer’s death labeled ‘suspicious’

Former Cal women’s golfer Diane Kwon’s death has been labeled “suspicious,” according to the Fremont Police Department. A passerby found Kwon’s body lying near her car in a Fremont parking lot on Sept. 5 around 11 p.m., according to the department. The cause of death has yet to be determined,
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