UC Berkeley sees rise in hate crimes in 2010

Amid racially charged protests Tuesday, UCPD sent out its annual campus safety report — which shows more than three times as many hate crimes occurring in the campus community in 2010 than in the previous year. According to the report, UCPD received intelligence of 22 hate crimes in 2010 versus
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The Daily Californian: 40 years of independence

The Daily Californian proclaimed its independence from the campus 40 years ago today, months after a controversial editorial angered UC Berkeley officials into firing the editors responsible for its publication. The front-page editorial, published May 11, 1971, encouraged readers to “Take Back (People’s) Park” and tear down the fence that
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 4

NORTH DIVISION No. 1: Stanford (3-0, 1-0) The Cardinal did not have a game this week. But since the squad is still undefeated and Andrew Luck is still the quarterback, Stanford nonetheless tops the power rankings. The team faces the daunting challenge of UCLA this weekend. — Jonathan Kuperberg No.
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Research reconstructs brain activity

Scientists could recreate dreams and memories with new brain imaging technology developed by UC Berkeley researchers. With the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, activities created by the brain from watching YouTube videos were reconstructed, allowing scientists to view the images that the brain observed. The research was published Sept.
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Bears, businesses score with return of Touchdown Mondays

After Cal football’s Sept. 17 victory over Presbyterian College, Jeff Tedford — now the winningest coach in Cal football history following his 75th win — was not the only one with something to celebrate. Students received a record-breaking 30 percent discount last Monday at the Cal Student Store as part
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Panel discusses possibility of student supermajority district

A UC Berkeley student has not been elected to the Berkeley City Council since 1984, when Nancy Skinner became the first student to ever serve as a council member. After 27 years, students are working to change that with the creation of a student supermajority district. But students are not
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No. 1 Bears head to L.A. for first Pac-12 trip

Memories of the Galen Center on the USC campus are particularly vivid for some members of the Cal volleyball team. “We had match point,” junior Correy Johnson said. “And we lost it ourselves. We had a hitting error into the net on match point.” The Trojans handed the Bears their
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Pac-12 opener will reveal what words won’t

It’s never a surprise when football coaches and players offer dry responses about an upcoming game because there is often not too much to say. Cal coach Jeff Tedford has always been reserved about what he says to the press mainly because he may in fact stand little to benefit
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Study suggests evaporation from trees cools global climate

In addition to providing shade and oxygen, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher’s study published Sept. 14 in the journal Environmental Research Letters proposes that trees could help cool the planet through evaporation. According to the study, evaporated water from trees adds to low-level clouds, which reflect solar radiation back to
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