UC Berkeley alumnus nominated for federal judgeship

A UC Berkeley School of Law alumnus was nominated by President Barack Obama for a federal judgeship in Los Angeles on July 20, making him the first openly gay nominee to the federal court in California and Obama’s fourth openly gay nominee to federal court in his term. Obama nominated
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Obama to appoint UC Berkeley professor to cultural advisory committee

President Barack Obama announced Friday his intent to appoint a UC Berkeley anthropology professor to a cultural property committee. Rosemary Joyce, who is also a former museum director and campus anthropology department chair, is “one of the world’s leading experts on Honduran archaeology,” according to a statement from the Office
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White House visit restores hope

President Obama is committed to fulfilling promises

One hours-long visit to the White House changed my perspective on what is possible for us to achieve today. I hope it might affect yours too. Last month I was honored to receive an invitation from the White House asking me if I wished to meet with President Obama and
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Campus to join federal technology partnership

UC Berkeley will be one of six initial universities across the country included in the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a national initiative launched by President Barack Obama with the goal of creating more manufacturing jobs. Obama’s plan will invest over $500 million in the development of different types of technology —
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City council member meets with Obama

Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin traveled to Washington, D.C., Friday morning to attend an intimate reception with the president and meet with members of his administration. Arreguin was one of a few members of the Young Elected Officials Network who were invited to the White House to discuss important local
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Berkeley City Council member meets with Obama

Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin traveled to Washington, D.C., today in order to attend an intimate reception with the president and meet with members of his administration. According to a statement released by his office, Arreguin was one of a few members from the Young Elected Officials Network invited to
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UC Berkeley professor withdraws nomination

UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu said in a letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday that he is bowing out of the nomination process to an appeals court position, as he felt there was not much chance the Senate would confirm his nomination, according to major media outlets. Liu, who
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Filibuster blocks professor’s nomination to Court of Appeals

United States Senate Republicans and one conservative Democrat used a filibuster to block the consideration of Goodwin Liu, an associate dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last Thursday. In a 52-43 tally, Democrats were eight votes shy in ending the filibuster
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