Detained UC hikers to receive verdict within one week

Following almost two years of detainment, UC Berkeley alumni Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer will receive their verdict from Iran’s Revolutionary Court within one week following their trial Sunday. In the days leading up to the trial, local groups have been increasing efforts to advocate for the hikers’ release. Fattal
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State audit of UC calls for more financial transparency

A report issued by the California state auditor on Thursday suggested that the University of California should be more willing to make more of its financial information open to the public, though the report did not find cases of wasteful spending, as had been previously suggested by a state lawmaker.
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Warm water pool set for December closure

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a three-part series on the city budget. Lee Nelson, a retired Rockridge area resident, stood in the shallow end of Berkeley’s warm water pool on a Wednesday evening, his thin hands gripped around a swim noodle, basking in the heated waters. Nelson,
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Controversy continues in Auxiliary’s realignment

Though the administrative arm of the ASUC began reporting to a different department on campus July 1, little else has changed so far. Aside from its direct change in reporting structure, further effects of the ASUC Auxiliary’s highly debated realignment to the Division of Student Affairs will come later, officials
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Campus researchers find cause of discomfort in some 3-D displays

Researchers at UC Berkeley have recently pinpointed a cause of visual discomfort, headaches, eyestrain, and blurry vision when viewing 3-D stereo imagery, according to a study published Friday. Displays utilizing 3-D stereo imagery, including those on mobile devices  do not optimally present 3-D stereo imagery, which results in visual discomfort,
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Campus revokes recognition of fraternity

The campus revoked its recognition of the UC Berkeley chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon on July 15 following repeated student conduct, social code and risk management violations and failure to comply with prior sanctions. The fraternity had previously been under a state of stayed revocation — a probationary period often
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Debt-ceiling negotiations could impact Pell Grant aid

As a result of the ongoing debt-ceiling negotiations in Washington, D.C., federally funded Pell Grant aid packages — which many University of California students rely on — may undergo serious cuts or gain new avenues of funding in the latest proposals to reduce the federal deficit. Pell Grants — a
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UC professional schools seek to ease student financial burden

Due to a sudden increase in systemwide student fees, several professional schools at campuses throughout the University of California are seeking ways to help ease the financial burden and anxiety of their students. Last week, both UC Berkeley and UCLA’s law schools announced that they will offer scholarships to their
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