Native American figure remembered at campus conference

A man known as the “last, wild Indian” who died in 1916 was remembered Wednesday for his contributions as the cultural ambassador and representative of the Native American population in California. The late Native American figure and educator Ishi was honored by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, faculty members and
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City reaches settlement agreement in library demolition lawsuit

Just over a year since a lawsuit was filed against the city for its proposal to demolish two branches of the Berkeley Public Library, the Berkeley City Council approved the terms of a settlement Tuesday night, giving the green light for construction. The partial settlement agreement with the Concerned Library
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Tree-sitter falls from tree, protest ends

The People’s Park tree-sit that began just over a week ago came to an end early Tuesday morning after one of the protesters fell out of the tree and had to be rushed to the hospital. A 19-year-old female fell out of the tree at about 4 a.m, sustaining major
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Former UC Berkeley golfer dies of unknown causes

Diane Kwon, a former UC Berkeley women’s golf team member known for her bright personality on and off the course, died Tuesday at her Fremont home of unknown causes. She was 21 years old. Kwon competed with the Bears for two seasons from 2008 to 2009 — during which she
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Gov. Brown signs transparency bill

A bill aiming to bring greater transparency and accountability to California’s institutions of higher education was signed into law Tuesday night by Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 8 — authored by Senator Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — requires auxiliaries and foundations associated with the state’s institutions of higher education to produce
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Group created to brainstorm funding alternatives for higher education

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday the creation of a work group designed to discuss funding for students throughout California’s higher education system. The creation of the group — outlined in Newsom’s August Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda — aims to make recommendations for the governor and state legislature geared around funding for higher
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Bayer’s negotiations with union to continue

Negotiations for a new labor agreement between union workers and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals in Southwest Berkeley will continue after a proposed contract was rejected last week. Workers from International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6, which represents 414 of the company’s employees, rejected the contract Aug. 31 with a 264
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Caffe Mediterraneum applies for beer and wine license

As the push to reinvigorate the late-night atmosphere of the Telegraph Avenue commercial district continues, Caffe Mediterraneum owner Craig Becker — who obtained a permit this summer to keep his establishment open 24 hours a day — recently applied for another license to serve beer and wine. When the city
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