UC Berkeley awarded five-star LGBT campus climate rating

For the second year in a row, UC Berkeley was awarded a five-star campus climate rating for providing a safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff. The Campus Climate Index, released August 3 by the nonprofit organization Campus Pride, placed the campus in
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Some campus classrooms undergo changes for learning experiment

One of several UC Berkeley classrooms that are being converted into active learning classrooms, which would serve as “test kitchens” to try out new tools and techniques in classes, was completed last week and will now be available for use in the fall semester. The project to transform two classrooms
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UC Press to partner with business school to publish journal

University of California Press announced Monday that it will partner with the Haas School of Business to publish the school’s peer-reviewed journal as part of an effort by UC Berkeley to consolidate campus operations to save money. Beginning this November, UC Press will publish the California Management Review, the business
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Berkeley Lab to hear final proposal for second campus

Since the middle of last month, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been listening to the proposals of cities stretching from Richmond to Alameda in order to decide where the lab will erect a second campus. According to lab spokesperson Jon Weiner, the proposed second campus is an effort to
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New campus beverage contract with Pepsi is likely

UC Berkeley’s 10-year beverage contract with Coca-Cola Co., which has previously been highly scrutinized by some students on campus, expired Wednesday and will likely be followed by a new contract with PepsiCo Inc. In May, the university released a request for proposal which stated the minimum requirements necessary for beverage
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Campus students’ proposal recognized by Federal Aviation Administration

Four undergraduate students in the UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies were recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for their proposal to improve airport efficiency. The students’ proposal suggested that airlines and airport operators share gates as well as real-time information on gate utilization in order to reduce the time
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Tolman Hall classrooms close due to poor seismic rating

The removal of classes and student activities from Tolman Hall — which occurred July 15 — due to the building’s “poor” seismic rating has been the source of recent tension between campus administration and faculty members with offices still in the building. Located at the northwestern-most corner of campus, Tolman
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