UC executive vice president announces retirement

Lawrence Pitts, UC provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will step down from his position this February, university officials announced Thursday. In his almost three years as the university’s top academic advisor, Pitts worked in an environment of shrinking state funding, which contributed to a more than 80
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Annotated agenda items for the UC Regents’ upcoming meeting

Board to meet at UC San Francisco's Mission Bay campus from Sept. 13-15

These documents are taken directly from the agendas posted on the UC Board of Regents’ website. The Daily Californian higher education reporters Damian Ortellado and Jessica Rossoni and university news editor Jordan Bach-Lombardo annotated the agendas with salient information and suggested further reading to clarify the agenda items. The time
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Birgeneau recounts 9/11, discusses day’s lasting effects

On Friday, reporter Victoria Pardini sat down with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau to talk about where he was on 9/11 and how he sees the tragedy still affecting the world today. The Daily Californian: So where were you on 9/11? Robert Birgeneau: So, sort of for people of my generation, there
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Memories of an alumnus burn on

Esteban Silva, a UC Berkeley graduate, reflects on 9/11 and how he escaped the burning towers 10 years ago

This audio podcast is the first of two parts. Find Part two here. As the nation moved on, the 9/11 attacks may have faded from the foreground, but for Esteban Silva, fiery images are still burning in his mind. His initial memories from that day are as vivid as the sky
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BART to increase security for anniversary of 9/11

As part of a project called Operation RAILSAFE, Bay Area Rapid Transit is increasing its security presence at its stations and parking lots in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. The operation — which is designed to coordinate deployments of law enforcement officers from Contra Costa, Alameda and San
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Planning Commission discusses Downtown Area Plan

As the city of Berkeley reviews the latest version of a plan that aims to transform the Downtown area into a more welcoming place for residents, tourists and businesses, concerns continue to arise regarding zoning designations and building height limits. The city Planning Commission met Wednesday night to review proposed
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UCPD reports rise in alcohol-related casualty calls

Twice as many UC Berkeley students were rushed to the hospital for alcohol intoxication in the first few weeks of the semester this year than last year, according to UCPD statistics. Between move-in weekend and Labor Day weekend last year, UCPD officers responded to seven alcohol-related casualty calls — instances
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City commission meets to discuss tax regulation on medical cannabis

Representatives of Berkeley’s newly-reconstituted Medical Cannabis Commission met for the second time Thursday to discuss their ongoing efforts to develop recommendations that will develop tax regulation on medical cannabis in the city. At Thursday’s meeting, the commission successfully established two four-member subcommittees — one for dispensaries and one for cultivation
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