UC endowment funds experienced growth in last fiscal year

In the midst of repeated cuts in state funding to the state’s higher education institutions, the University of California experienced growth in endowment funds last fiscal year, potentially providing additional financial support to students and faculty. The UC’s endowment assets — which are composed of money or property that is
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Berkeley woman has high hopes for Albany cannabis dispensary

A Berkeley woman who co-founded local medical cannabis collective Berkeley Patients Group is looking to set up shop in Albany with another collective, which would be the city’s first and only medical marijuana dispensary. The application, submitted by Debby Goldsberry at the beginning of the summer, is currently under review.
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UC says state audit advice was already in the works

Though a group of student leaders from throughout the UC is calling for the implementation of several recommendations made by a recently released state audit, university officials maintain that such transformations were in the works prior to the audit and are already being implemented. The audit of the university, which
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Campus Graduate School of Journalism dean resigns

Neil Henry has resigned as dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, the campus announced Friday. In an email to faculty, staff, students and selected alumni of the journalism school, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer said Henry will return to teaching. According to the email, former dean
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UC Berkeley awarded five-star LGBT campus climate rating

For the second year in a row, UC Berkeley was awarded a five-star campus climate rating for providing a safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff. The Campus Climate Index, released August 3 by the nonprofit organization Campus Pride, placed the campus in
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