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Cal Athletics Gets a New $150 Million Building

August 8, 2011 | 12:39 pm

Cal Athletics Gets a New $150 Million Building

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In a photo-heavy post, the local blog Berkeleyside calls it Cal’s “newest, most discreet, building.” But it’s not a secret lab. The article showcases the athletic center underneath the Cal Stadium that will “cater to 400 student athletes” when it opens this fall. The building is being paid for with privately raised funds. It comes […]

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Listen to Daniel Ellsberg, Lowell Bergman on Natl Security and Free Speech: From Wikileaks to the Pentagon Papers

May 17, 2011 | 1:57 pm

Listen to Daniel Ellsberg, Lowell Bergman on Natl Security and Free Speech: From Wikileaks to the Pentagon Papers

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WikiLeaks’ disclosure of tens of thousands of classified documents to the media has sparked passionate debate over national security and the limits of First-Amendment freedoms. On April 28, KQED News, UC Berkeley Law, and the UC Berkeley School of Information held a panel discussion called National Security and Free Speech: From Wikileaks to the Pentagon. […]

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May 11, 2011 | 11:00 am

Wednesday Weeklies: Rise of Bike Culture; Hunger Strike for Ethnic Studies; Strange Romance in SF

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… The rise of bike culture (SF Bay Guardian) San Francisco has quickly peddled back into the front of the pack among bicycle-friendly U.S. cities, regaining the ground it lost during a four-year court injunction against new bike projects that was partially lifted in November 2009 and completely […]

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Photos, Video: Street Performance About UC Grads Imprisoned by Iran

May 2, 2011 | 4:43 pm

Photos, Video: Street Performance About UC Grads Imprisoned by Iran

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The trial of three hikers arrested by Iran for illegally entering the country and spying is set to resume on May 11. UC Berkeley graduates Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have been imprisoned by Iran for nearly two years after being picked up while hiking in Iraq Kurdistan. Their companion, Sarah Shourd, was released on […]

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UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Web Site Shows Bay Area Radiation Levels

March 29, 2011 | 2:39 pm

UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Web Site Shows Bay Area Radiation Levels

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Click here for the UC Berkeley radiation monitoring site Two weeks ago when we were all freaking out expressing concern about radiation from the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan wafting our Bay-Area way via the Pacific Ocean, we posted these interviews with several scientists and health experts, all of whom assured us there […]

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February 7, 2011 | 1:22 pm

UC, CSU Chancellors: No Tuition Hikes in Response to Proposed Cuts

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KQED’s John Myers tweets that both CSU Chancellor John Reed and UC Chancellor Mark Yudof have stated that the governor’s proposed $500 million in higher education budget cuts will not trigger tuition hikes at state schools. Reed, however, said CSU will cut degrees and admissions. The remarks came at a press event. Meanwhile, California Watch […]

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January 21, 2011 | 2:04 pm

Sources for Courses: Free Online Classes at UC Berkeley and Stanford

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A college education is one of the most expensive investments you’ll ever make. Yet it’s not always easy to get a feel for just what the actual course work is like before you send in that first tuition check. And with the price of each unit skyrocketing every year and deeper state higher education cuts […]

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Criticizing “Mean Spirited Xenophobia,” UC Berkeley Chancellor Plunges Into Shooting Debate

January 12, 2011 | 10:37 am

Criticizing “Mean Spirited Xenophobia,” UC Berkeley Chancellor Plunges Into Shooting Debate

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With an email sent to the entire campus this week, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau plunged head first into the painful and by now highly politicized debate over factors that contributed to Jared Loughner’s murderous act in Tucson. Dear members of our campus community: This weekend’s shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the deaths and […]

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November 27, 2010 | 12:23 pm

Saturday Splash

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Reality TV show follows Fish and Game wardens on their dangerous beats (Sacramento Bee) In a trash-filled creek bed near Oroville, state Fish and Game Warden Mark Imsdahl pulls on rubber gloves to inspect a pile of mutilated flesh. He quickly concludes it is the remains of a black bear that has been skinned, dismembered […]

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October 21, 2010 | 1:10 pm

Best of the Weeklies: Palin’s San Jose Visit, Mark Twain Autobiography, Operation Streamline

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What the alternatives are running this week: Grinding Justice (SF Weekly) – “Operation Streamline Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn’t Work” Mark Twain’s Last Stunt (East Bay Express) – “Suppressed for one hundred years, Autobiography of Mark Twain has become one of UC Berkeley’s biggest literary events of all time.” […]

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