Stop glorifying UC Berkeley’s workaholic stress culture

CAMPUS ISSUES: On this college campus, professors and administrators must encourage learning — not academic burnout

A student looking stressed in lecture looking at their schedule
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A recent tweet criticizing a UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer sciences professor’s proposed 80-hour weekly academic workload has outraged many community members. But this incident is symptomatic of a larger issue: the toxic work culture on this campus. UC Berkeley is often stereotyped as the “workaholic” UC campus, and it’s time for the community to acknowledge how harmful that title really is.
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Birgeneau awarded $5,000 prize for neutron splitting research

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau will receive the Cliff Shull Prize for his research in the field of neutron splitting, the Neutron Scattering Society of America announced last Friday. The society gives out the award every two years to a leading researcher who has made lifelong contributions to the field
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UC Berkeley 21st in 2012 National University Rankings

US News and World Report released its annual National University Rankings Tuesday, ranking UC Berkeley 21st in a list topped by Harvard, Princeton and Yale. The rankings, which the report has released annually since 1985, included five other UC campuses in its top 50, including UCLA, which trailed four spots behind
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