Editors’ note

Few communities can boast a gourmet culture as rich and diverse as that of the East Bay. From Solano Avenue in North Berkeley to Lake Merritt in our southern neighbor Oakland, we have countless options to indulge — trendy brunches, artisanal handmade noodles and hole-in-the-wall bars, to name a few.
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Summer news in review

May 16: Berkeley SHIP UC Berkeley announced the details of its new campus-run health insurance plan, which expands coverage but increases premiums, after the emergence of concerns about a projected $46.5 million deficit faced by the university’s previous health care provider, UC SHIP. May 21: UC medical strikes Thousands of
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A&E Fall Events

Don’t know what TV shows to watch over fall? Unsure when your favorite band is releasing their album? Looking for an awesome concert to attend? Well, check out our Daily Cal Arts & Entertainment Fall Calendar for all your info on all things cultural and all things fall!

Napolitano to lead UC system

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was confirmed as the University of California’s next president more than a month ago, and the administration and student groups are now turning from reaction to response, preparing for her Sept. 30 start date. Napolitano was confirmed as the 20th UC president by the
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Q&A with ASUC President DeeJay Pepito

As the first CalSERVE ASUC president in four years, DeeJay Pepito embarks on a new year of challenges and opportunities. Her goals in office include prioritizing campus safety and addressing sexual assault policies. She also hopes to improve the quality of student services and make sure that the administration is
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Campus offers supportive help for student startups

UC Berkeley ranked third in Crunchbase’s recent list of the top universities that churn out entrepreneurs. With its extensive resources, funding, startup programs and diverse student body, UC Berkeley is ideal for fostering the next generation of burgeoning pioneers. A startup doesn’t have to originate from a groundbreaking, globally oriented
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Editors’ Note

With new leaders come new uncertainties. Across our university and the UC system, change is happening at all levels. We are watching the rise of the new guard. From the Chancellor’s office to the UC Police Department, our campus leaders are introducing ideas and plans to improve Berkeley as a
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Six reasons Dykes might be the best hire ever

New head coach brings great experience to Cal football team

I never miss a chance to express my distaste for Buzzfeed-style writing and its “SEO-friendly” approach, abandoning the premise of quality journalism in pursuit of the ever-elusive page view. But I suppose I never considered how much easier it is to just write a list of things. So, without further
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