Graduate student team receives grant as part of competition

Two UC Berkeley graduate students were awarded a $100,000 grant that will be used to sponsor further research as part of the 2011 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competition. The competition, started by Qualcomm Inc. in 2009, gives electrical engineering and computer science students an opportunity to pursue cutting-edge technology projects. This
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ASUC pushes for student-majority district

In an attempt to gain a stronger student presence on the Berkeley City Council by allowing for the creation of a student council member, the ASUC has asked the council to extend the deadline for public redistricting proposal submissions in a letter dated July 5. Following a series of letters
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Previously missing graduate student sighted in nearby city

Though family and friends of UC Berkeley graduate student Anthony Michael Martin reported him missing on Saturday, Berkeley Police Department detectives have confirmed that he was seen in a nearby city as recently as Tuesday. Martin’s girlfriend, Amaya James, reported the 29-year-old missing Saturday evening after he had not returned
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Berkeley City Council opposes federal audit of Pacific Steel

Berkeley City Council members voted unanimously at their June 28  meeting to adopt a resolution to dissuade the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from pursuing I-9 audits of the Berkeley-based Pacific Steel Casting Company. Councilmember Jesse Arreguin said the vote was a significant step in demonstrating Berkeley’s opposition to the
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UC may face midyear cuts, additional tuition increases

Though state financial support for the University of California has already been slashed by $650 million, should midyear tax revenues not materialize, the university faces the possibility of an additional $100 million cut — and an additional 5.9 percent tuition increase. According to an agenda item for the upcoming meeting
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Two fires broke out over the Fourth of July weekend

Two fires broke out in Berkeley this weekend — one on Southside as a result of improperly discarded smoking materials and the other in South Berkeley, likely due to fireworks in the area. On the morning of July 2 at about 5:36 a.m., the Berkeley Fire Department received a call
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Video: 4th of July at Berkeley Marina

Put on by the City of Berkeley and Another Bullwinkel Show, the annual 4th of July celebration at the Berkeley Marina offers food, entertainment and fun for families, with free fireworks at dusk. More footage from the celebrations:

Budget again stirs intercollegiate athletics funding controversy

Despite the fact that lawmakers have approved a budget that explicitly outlines that state funds cannot be used to fund intercollegiate athletics, university and UC Berkeley officials say concern surrounding funding for intercollegiate athletics is a moot point. The budget has once again brought financing for UC athletics teams under
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Concerns arise in Code of Student Conduct revision

With the approval of final recommendations to revise the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct, more than eight months of work by a task force charged with developing the changes have come to a close, and plans to begin work on the recommendations have been set in motion, though there
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