How technology hurts us

Snapshot of the most depressing thing we’ve laid our eyes on in a while: two nicely dressed young adults, presumably on a date, sitting across from each other in total silence, ignoring one another for the entertainment of their respective smartphones. Unfortunately, this is not that outlandish of a sight.
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The need to know for all graduates

Instant access to information drives new need for knowledge

In May, I walked across the stage in Zellerbach Hall, symbolizing the completion of four years at Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. Strangely, what I remember most about those fleeting moments is being inexplicably and overly concerned about whether my feet were on the mark when I was photographed. But
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We spy: human wired sculptures around campus

Lately, the Clog’s spotted these two funky sculptures all over campus. The two buddies in the photo can be found hanging out by the UC Berkeley School of Law. Since we don’t know who the artist is or what he or she intended to convey with these pieces, the Clog
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Video interview with Biology professor Mike Meighan

Watch a video of Professor Mike Meighan, Academic Coordinator of Bio 1A, talking about the use of overfill classrooms in biology classes and the negative and positive aspects of using technology in the classroom. Click here to read an article about how professors from various different departments at UC Berkeley
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A testing cleanse of technology

Michelle's mish-mosh

From all-juice diets to deep-pore facials to wardrobe purges, popular culture has wholeheartedly embraced the phenomenon known as the cleanse. The unofficial ideology of cleanse culture is that forgoing something in this materialistic, over-indulgent society will instantly provide a clear perspective and a fresh platform for bettering oneself. Not wanting
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Top campus administrator Shelton Waggener to leave UC Berkeley

Shelton Waggener, associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer, will leave his position at UC Berkeley at the end of April for a position at a nonprofit organization, campus officials announced in an email Thursday. Waggener, who joined the campus community in 2003 as director of central computing in
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