A scientific study of UC Berkeley’s GSIs

The common graduate student instructor, Latin name Eruditorem discipulus, is a moderately large, library-dwelling breed endemic to the campus and surrounding areas of UC Berkeley. Despite its relatively frequent appearance in classrooms and other areas associated with learning and knowledge, the graduate student instructor, or GSI, is still a favorite
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A week in events: 10/5-10/9

Around this time in the semester, it’s easy to become so entrenched in schoolwork and the midterm daze that we forget that there is, in fact, life outside of class. Not only is there life, but Berkeley is always throwing down some truly righteous events. From guest speakers to concerts to
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A book recommendation for every major

With reading lists for classes keeping us busy all day and up all night, it can be hard to think about taking time away from our assigned reading to read for pleasure. It’s unfortunate that it is so hard to find the time to read for fun anymore. This is
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Inventor of the laser celebrates 99th birthday on Faculty Glade

On Monday at the Faculty Glade, onlookers eagerly awaited the arrival of the day’s most important guest: Charles Townes. Cheers and applause broke out as a golf cart came into view and renowned physicist, educator and Nobel Prize winner Charles Townes made his way onto the glade — kicking off the celebration of
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How close are we to an alien invasion?

On July 14, NASA held a panel discussion regarding the search for potentially habitable worlds and the existence of life on other planets. The panelists included some prestigious names — John Grunsfeld, an astronaut who personally repaired the Hubble Space Telescope multiple time while it was in orbit; John Mather,
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