Venture for America wants Cal graduates

UC Berkeley students are underrepresented among the VFA fellows, something Yang would like to see change. He believes there may be a misconception among students that startup work is exclusively for those studying computer science, engineering or business. Yang argues that, while most tech jobs do require a background in computer or data science, people with diverse interests and skill sets are being welcomed into the startup world.
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Cyberspace has changed social space

Safe, Sane and Consensual

“When do you leave the country?” The Canadian customs officer scowled as if I had just insulted his mom. My one-way plane ticket into Vancouver had landed me in a strange, bare interrogation room with this unhappy man. Are you kidding? I thought. I’m not trying to illegally emigrate to
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A tale of two mornings

I’ve often thought of taking after Charles Baudelaire, engaging solely in the art of flanerie: strolling through cities, spending hours drinking cafe au lait and reading newspapers at various rustic cafes. But then I realized that Baudelaire never would have been able to Uber home, and he likely would have
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Talkin’ ’bout my generation

The Millennial Meltdown

My grandfather, while leading a particularly stimulating series of family discussions one fine Saturday evening on subjects ranging from Barack Obama’s real birthplace and the “Gay Agenda” to the trials and complications of having an Asian landlord, paused rather suddenly.
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Gender disparity in EECS persists

Despite UC Berkeley’s electrical engineering and computer sciences major’s status as one of the world’s most prestigious STEM programs, only 12.4 percent of students in the EECS major at UC Berkeley are female, according to the fall 2013 department census. This is representative of the larger gender disparity in the
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Napolitano makes her case

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: UC President Janet Napolitano’s proposal to freeze tuition for the next academic year is promising for UC students.

UC President Janet Napolitano took a bold step Wednesday at the UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco, proposing an undergraduate tuition freeze for the 2014-15 academic year. The tuition freeze, in addition to a number of other progressive measures announced at the meeting, show Napolitano is going to
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Meditating on technology

Student Bodies

It’s all over campus, on fliers in random restaurants and at cutting-edge meetings at elite Silicon Valley tech companies. There are articles about it in major publications that present it as a near-magical cure-all for life’s problems. It has infiltrated and saturated the public consciousness so much over the past
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Taking advantage of drone technology

Thinking about drones gets me excited. That might sound like a strange statement, particularly since I know nothing about the actual technology behind them — I’m a political science major, not a mechanical engineer. When I say I’m excited about drones, I mean I’m excited about the potential benefits that
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