UC Berkeley: As always, the center of the action

Campus higher education expert examines the opportunities and challenges Berkeley faces in the wake of Birgeneau's resignation

In the forest of daily news, it is easy to lose sight of today’s overarching and fundamental challenge to public higher education, as governmental financial support has receded. Simply put, how can California and the United States structure and fund higher education so that it can sustain and further hone
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Mountain lion sighted near UC Berkeley campus

A mountain lion was sighted south of the UC Berkeley campus Tuesday at a campus-owned apartment complex. The unverified sighting occurred at about 10:14 p.m Tuesday at the Smyth-Fernwald apartment complex — near the Clark Kerr campus — when the mountain lion was spotted on top of a dumpster, according
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Two confirmed cases of mumps reported at UC Berkeley

Two confirmed cases of mumps and an additional suspected case have been reported at three UC Berkeley student residences, university officials said Friday. The confirmed cases involved students living at the Clark Kerr residence hall and the Cloyne Court student cooperative, said  University Health Services Medical Director Brad Buchman in an email
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Native American figure remembered at campus conference

A man known as the “last, wild Indian” who died in 1916 was remembered Wednesday for his contributions as the cultural ambassador and representative of the Native American population in California. The late Native American figure and educator Ishi was honored by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, faculty members and
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The art of the long view: seeing UC futures

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of Chez Panisse, the legendary Berkeley restaurant that pioneered the Slow Food movement that has now prompted Americans to desire seasonal, local, organic, whole foods. The “mother” of Chez Panisse, Alice Waters, credits her student experiences at UC Berkeley as inspiration. She was among
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