A history of Homecoming

This weekend, the campus will swell with the addition of more than 4,500 parents and alumni, here to reminisce and revel in the company of classmates past and take in the sights and sounds of Berkeley. For some, looking at campus landmarks and residence halls stirs nothing more than the memory of dropping off children on move-in day, but for others, the return to Berkeley signifies something more — a kind of coming home.
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UC Berkeley memorial service held Wednesday

For myriad members of the UC Berkeley community, a campuswide memorial service Wednesday served as a somber and dignified remembrance of more than 60 campus faculty, staff, emeriti and undergraduate students who died in 2014.
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Group protests UC Berkeley’s use of contract workers

Members of the campaign, Justice 4 UC Workers, performed a song and dance inside California Hall on Tuesday, calling out the administration for being “super cheap” and marking the start of a new campaign for the campus to create more union jobs instead of hiring contract workers. Filmed by Moët
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UC workers’ union members commemorate 2 UC employees at vigil

Marking International Workers’ Memorial Day on Tuesday, 20 students, campus employees and UC workers’ union members held a vigil outside California Hall to commemorate two UC employees who died in workplace accidents over the last six years. Filmed and edited by Karen Lin

Chancellor Dirks on student activism

Now, nearly four months after celebrations in honor of the Free Speech Movement began, the campus finds itself at the end of a semester that has been most recently marked by protests against tuition increases and nonindictments in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. In both instances, students have vocally exercised their collective right to free speech.
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