Negotiations for redevelopment of Bowles Hall underway

The board approved terms for the negotiation of the property’s lease to the Bowles Hall Foundation, a nonprofit organization composed mainly of UC Berkeley alumni, which would oversee the construction efforts and operate Bowles Hall as a residential college. Intended to reopen in August 2016, students would be encouraged to live in the newly co-ed college for the duration of their undergraduate education.
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UC changes complaint investigation procedure, cuts costs

In an effort to save money, the University of California changed how it handles investigations into campus personnel concerns, though it also closed a smaller number of cases in the past fiscal year. While the university saved $420,000 by handling the cases internally rather than outsourcing them to investigators independent of
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Assistance for children of faculty discussed

Due to the fear of losing important faculty members to competitor universities, UC Berkeley deans have discussed the possibility of offering college tuition assistance to faculty members’ children. At the Sept. 6 meeting of the campus’s Council of Deans — comprising campus administrators and deans of the various schools and
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UC Berkeley 21st in 2012 National University Rankings

US News and World Report released its annual National University Rankings Tuesday, ranking UC Berkeley 21st in a list topped by Harvard, Princeton and Yale. The rankings, which the report has released annually since 1985, included five other UC campuses in its top 50, including UCLA, which trailed four spots behind
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