‘The place to be’: A look into data science at UC Berkeley

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Following the inception of the Foundations of Data Science, or Data 8, course, the campus undergraduate data science program continues to develop and grow.

When Foundations of Data Science, or Data 8, was first launched in 2015, there were fewer than 100 students in the class. Today, more than 1,600 students are enrolled in what has become a staple in the UC Berkeley undergraduate’s must-take class list.
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Berkeley police officers don LGBTQ+ Pride pins, locals disapprove

Berkeley police department, or BPD, announced in a press release on June 1 that officers can wear queer pride pins to “support” the queer community.

Berkeley Police Department, or BPD, announced in a press release June 1 that officers will be allowed to wear queer pride pins — a decision made in “commitment to, and support of,” the LGBTQ+ community.
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An introduction to startup culture at UC Berkeley

Having lived in the heart of Silicon Valley my entire life, I’ve always known that I wanted to start my own startup. UC Berkeley’s reputation for its students having founded more companies than any other university in the world is one of the main factors that influenced my decision to attend.
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STEMulate her mind

We need more from other Silicon Valley firms and organizations in the Bay Area to address inequalities in STEM education for girls of color.
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