Forum to continue discussion on state of public universities

Campus deans and student leaders will meet Tuesday for the second installment of the Future of Public Universities forum, which will feature five speakers who will discuss the roles of taxation, citizenship and protest in the current higher education financial crisis. The forum — which will take place from noon
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Stanford, Cal students join in solidarity before big game

Usually, the Big Game sparks cross-bay pranking and inflames the intense rivalry between the two premier West Coast universities. But this year, students from UC Berkeley and Stanford are burying the axe in light of the Occupy Cal movement, which has overtaken Sproul Plaza and relegated traditional Big Game week
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Stanford solidarity with Occupy Cal

Although we are “rivals” with Cal students, we are one where it matters — in an interest to create a more just and equitable world than the one we inherited. To that end, we stand in solidarity with students at UC Berkeley, who have continued the legacy of the student
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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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Assistance for children of faculty discussed

Due to the fear of losing important faculty members to competitor universities, UC Berkeley deans have discussed the possibility of offering college tuition assistance to faculty members’ children. At the Sept. 6 meeting of the campus’s Council of Deans — comprising campus administrators and deans of the various schools and
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A relevant case-study

HIGHER EDUCATION: The Bayh-Dole Act is still a relevant tool in maintaining continued innovation at research universities.

The U.S. Supreme Court case Stanford v. Roche, which centered on Stanford University’s attempt to assert control over an HIV-detection kit invented by School of Medicine professor Mark Holodniy, appeared to come down to semantics. Fortunately, the ruling on June 6 is not fatal to the Bayh-Dole Act, which allows
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