Native American figure remembered at campus conference

A man known as the “last, wild Indian” who died in 1916 was remembered Wednesday for his contributions as the cultural ambassador and representative of the Native American population in California. The late Native American figure and educator Ishi was honored by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, faculty members and
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Former UC Berkeley golfer dies of unknown causes

Diane Kwon, a former UC Berkeley women’s golf team member known for her bright personality on and off the course, died Tuesday at her Fremont home of unknown causes. She was 21 years old. Kwon competed with the Bears for two seasons from 2008 to 2009 — during which she
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Envisioning justice for students

For the most part, Cal students remain completely and blissfully detached from UC Berkeley’s conduct process and equally unaware of the many problems associated with its implementation. Yet for the fraction of students who find themselves accused of violating the code of conduct, the process immediately throws their college experience
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A dubious investment

A UC Berkeley initiative’s $500,000 plan to provide free Adobe software is questionable as to why it was devised.

Photoshop amateurs and creative designers alike may light up to hear that a UC Berkeley project is doling out $500,000 for students to have free Adobe software, but the news also generates questions, skepticism and confusion — why Adobe, why the expense and how will this serve as a sustainable
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Defining UC Berkeley’s future

The year 2011 marks unprecedented change. A “super committee” is at work in Washington, D.C., attempting to solve our nation’s debt crisis, leaving key programs like Pell Grants at stake. A budget crisis plagues Sacramento, forcing our tuition to skyrocket. Closer to home, the UC Berkeley campus is in the
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Free Adobe software pilot program to cost campus $500,000

This fall, UC Berkeley will begin a year-long program for students that will allow them to download Adobe software packages for free as part of an agreement with the company that will cost the campus about $500,000. Beginning Sept. 6, students will be able to download the Adobe Creative Suite
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New walk-zone lines streak campus

UC Berkeley students old and new may be noticing the broad yellow stripes which now stroke various parts of campus, telling bicyclists, skateboarders, rollerskaters and other two-wheeled travelers that they are entering a “walk zone.” Noor Al-Samarrai is the lead communities reporter.

Tolman earthquake safety 101

In the event of an earthquake, the best response for those stationed in Tolman Hall would be to “duck, cover and hold,” UC Berkeley officials urged earlier today. Officials held a town hall meeting to discuss the building’s continued vulnerability to earthquakes, given that UC Berkeley was denied some $202
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Taking safety seriously

CAMPUS ISSUES: The recent reports of sexual battery around UC Berkeley raise the question of how much students are aware of their safety.

Students read about the mother who reported being sexually battered while moving her son into the dorms Aug. 21. Students also read about the woman who was allegedly grabbed inappropriately while walking through the Eucalyptus Grove on campus that same day and about how, on the following day, a UC
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We can’t stop and we won’t stop

Attention students, faculty, staff and workers! As you very well know, the state of our university system is undergoing unprecedented changes. With fee and tuition increases continuing and more to come, with diversity ever more rapidly being diminished and with low-income and middle class families suffering more because they can’t
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