Campus joins movement demanding access to research

UC Berkeley is joining a nationwide effort to increase the availability of academic research to the public in light of rising journal subscription costs and limited access

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UC Berkeley undergraduate students Tony Chen and Rodrigo Ochigame are co-founders of The Open Access Initiative, which attempts to garner support for free online access to research.

On April 20, a mass email was sent out to UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff members asking them to sign a petition in support of free, open access to research publications.
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UC Berkeley students drop out to start tech companies

UC Berkeley computer science students are dropping out of school. But they’re not leaving because the classes are too difficult or school is too expensive. Rather, they’re withdrawing to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship — even though the odds are against them. Although the numbers vary from study to study,
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