Birgeneau talks cuts at year-opening press conference

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande met with reporters from The Daily Californian and other media outlets to discuss the major issues the campus will be facing this school year. Among the issues discussed were
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Berkeley graduates detained, released in BART protest

During Monday’s BART protest in San Francisco, two UC Berkeley alumni were detained by police and released after approximately 30 minutes. Josh Wolf and Helene Goupil, graduates of the campus’s Graduate School of Journalism, were among a group of approximately 40 protesters detained by the San Francisco Police Department along
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Bear’s Lair Food Court vendor reopens

Bear’s Lair Food Court vendor Saigon Eats reopened this week after having been closed for the past week. The eatery’s unpaid rent led some to speculate that the prolonged absence might be related to an inability to pay, or possibly just vacation time. Saigon Eats employee Omar Cervera said the business
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Demonstrators prompt shutdown of two BART stations

Two Bay Area Rapid Transit subway stations in San Francisco temporarily closed multiple times Monday evening due to a second protest denouncing BART’s decision to cut cellphone service during an unrelated demonstration earlier this month. The Powell and Civic Center BART stations closed several times throughout the evening since the
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Cloud of budget cuts hangs over Caltopia

On a cloudy Monday morning, students flocked to Caltopia — Cal Recreational Sports’ annual festival — where 30,000 guests enjoyed giveaways and games at the Recreational Sports Facility. But despite the lighthearted atmosphere of the event — which featured activities hosted by over 100 local and national sponsors and exhibitors
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Professor of German named first female director of Bancroft Library

A current UC Berkeley professor will become the new director of the Bancroft Library starting in September, the campus announced Monday.Elaine Tennant  — a professor specializing in the medieval and early modern periods in the German and Scandinavian departments — will be the first woman to fill the position of James
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