Former campus administrator involved in scandal fired

UC Berkeley terminated the employment today of the former campus administrator who used her position to increase the salary of an employee with whom she had a sexual relationship. Diane Leite had been assistant vice chancellor for Research Enterprise Services but was demoted Feb. 17 for violating the university’s policy
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Report reviewing UC protest policies released

A report reviewing and recommending changes to UC policies on protests was released Friday morning. After the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests and the UC Davis pepper-spraying incident, UC President Mark Yudof asked UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Christopher Edley and UC Vice President and General Counsel for Legal Affairs
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ASUC Judicial Council disqualifies Class Pass

The ASUC Judicial Council unanimously ruled Thursday to disqualify the Class Pass referendum from the ASUC 2012 general election ballot. Graduate Assembly President Bahar Navab and ASUC President Vishalli Loomba, as well as SQUELCH! Senator Noah Ickowitz, filed charges against Elections Council chair Pamudh Kariyawasam, requesting the disqualification of the
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Center for Independent Living to open new store on Telegraph

The Center for Independent Living will celebrate the grand opening of its new redistribution store Friday. The center, a 40-year-old organization run for the betterment of disabled individuals locally and nationally, will open a store that will repair wheelchairs and redistribute donated scooters and other technology devices to assist the
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Chancellor search committee to meet with campus representatives

Selected faculty members and students will meet at an on-campus stakeholders’ meeting Friday with the advisory committee chosen to recommend a replacement for outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. At the meeting, which will be held at Clark Kerr campus, faculty members selected by the Berkeley Division of the Academic
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Yoo gains immunity from lawsuits for torture memos

A federal appeals court Wednesday threw out convicted terrorist Jose Padilla’s lawsuit accusing UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo of authorizing illegal interrogation methods. In a unanimous decision, three justices of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Yoo, a former deputy assistant attorney general, is protected from
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Charge sheet filed against V.O.I.C.E. representative

A charge sheet was filed by CalTV co-executive director Myles Moscato Monday that could alter the legal counsel available during negotiations and trial. Moscato asks the ASUC Judicial Council in the charge sheet to prohibit Solicitor General Erin Delaney — who represented the initiative’s campaign manager Lynn Yu at the
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ASUC senator chosen as board member to oversee commercial activities

Following an over four-hour long discussion, the ASUC senate chose Student Action Senator Christine Yun as a new representative on the board responsible for overseeing income-producing assets of the ASUC. At the last senate meeting of the year, junior James Ephrati was brought in — nominated by the Commercial and
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