Campus chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity loses university recognition

The UC Berkeley chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity lost its university recognition after repeated risk management, fire and life safety and social code violations, as well as noncompliance with prior sanctions, the campus announced Monday. The fraternity lost its recognition July 15 following “repeated” violations and noncompliance with
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Nobel Laureates to discuss global water crisis at annual seminar

An annual seminar on the UC Berkeley campus this Saturday will feature three Nobel Laureates speaking on a number of issues including science, technology and the burgeoning global water crisis, and will honor one of the speakers’s 96th birthday. This year marks the third Townes and Tagore Annual Seminar in
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UCSF associate professor killed in shuttle bus accident

Dr. Kevin Allen Mack, an associate professor of psychiatry at UC San Francisco, died last Thursday after the UCSF shuttle bus he was riding in on his way to work collided with a big rig in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. He was 52. The crash occurred at the intersection
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ASUC Auxiliary financial services manager appointed interim director

Dean of Students Jonathan Poullard announced Monday the appointment of Marilyn Stager as the interim director for the ASUC Auxiliary. Stager, currently the financial services manager for the Auxiliary, will begin Sept. 1 and will replace Nadesan Permaul, who retired June 29. Stager has served as the financial services manager
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Obama to appoint UC Berkeley professor to cultural advisory committee

President Barack Obama announced Friday his intent to appoint a UC Berkeley anthropology professor to a cultural property committee. Rosemary Joyce, who is also a former museum director and campus anthropology department chair, is “one of the world’s leading experts on Honduran archaeology,” according to a statement from the Office
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ASUC senator-elect arrested in San Bernardino immigration rally

ASUC Senator-elect Ju Hong and six other students were released from jail Wednesday morning after being arrested in San Bernardino on Tuesday for blocking a city street during an immigration rally. Hong, an undocumented student at UC Berkeley, and the six others were charged with unlawful assembly and failure to
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Hot springs microbe may hold key to biofuels production

A team of researchers including scientists at UC Berkeley recently discovered a new microbe capable of digesting cellulose at record-breaking temperatures,  a discovery which could have impacts on the production of biofuels. The research — which was published online July 5 in the journal Nature Communications — was conducted by
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Coca-Cola and Pepsi compete for campus beverage contract

With nearly one month left before UC Berkeley’s current beverage contract is set to expire, two companies vying to enter into a beverage contract with the campus — and gain the exclusive beverage sales rights which accompany it — responded to a request for proposal that campus stakeholders released in
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