5 amazing projects from Cal Hacks

More than 1,000 hackers gathered at Memorial Stadium this weekend for Cal Hacks, a 36-hour hackathon where students compete by coding apps. The Clog went around to some of the hackers to talk about their projects. Here are five we thought were the most creative and useful for college students. 1.
Read More…

UC Berkeley ranks 22 in QS World University Rankings

UC Berkeley has placed 22nd in recently released 2012 QS World University rankings, down one place from last year but up from its 28th-place ranking in 2010. The survey ranks universities on six factors, each on a 100-point scale, including academic reputation, citations per faculty, faculty to student ratio, employer
Read More…

Regents approve new UCSD chancellor’s salary at meeting

At its meeting Wednesday, the UC Board of Regents approved newly selected UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla’s salary of about $411,000 — which is 4.8 percent higher than his predecessor’s — despite disapproval from Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at the meeting. In addition to salary and benefits, the university will also
Read More…

UC Berkeley releases freshman admissions decisions

After a four-month long wait, more than 61,000 anxious students received freshman admissions decisions from UC Berkeley Thursday. UC Berkeley received a record number of applicants this year, but admitted about 12,000 students to the class of 2016 — about the same as in previous years, according to a video
Read More…

Taking some time off from Cal

In the middle of my sophomore year during the fall 2008 semester, I was diagnosed with major depression. During the course of the next semester, I did everything I could to relieve my depression, from exercise to therapy. But despite all this I felt progressively worse. Life seemed hopeless and
Read More…

Bake sale shows poor judgment, timing

The Berkeley College Republicans have recently drawn the attention of local news media, having stirred controversy throughout campus for their decision to hold an “affirmative action bake sale” to coincide with SB 185, a bill that would allow the UCs and CSUs to utilize ethnicity in the applications process. The
Read More…