UC Berkeley

1:38pm

Wed December 18, 2013

An urban farm collaborative grows in Albany

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Jean Tepperman
The campaign to turn Albany's Gill Tract into a community farm took a hit when the city's Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go-ahead last week to building a Sprouts grocery store, a second retail building, and a senior assisted-living facility on the southern part of the UC Berkeley-owned site.

1:04pm

Thu November 7, 2013

Why black students are avoiding UC Berkeley

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
In 1997, the year after California voters approved Proposition 209, which prohibited the consideration of race or ethnicity in the operation of state institutions, black students made up 8 percent of UC Berkeley's freshmen enrollment - roughly the same percentage of African Americans living in the state.

4:54pm

Mon August 19, 2013
Education

Talking tuition with UC Berkeley's new chancellor

shared on Picasa by Philip Mc

The University of California system saw a major change in administration earlier this summer when Janet Napolitano was appointed president. When she takes office in September, the former Homeland Security Secretary will be the first woman to hold the presidential position.

UC Berkeley’s administration also experienced a change this past June when Nicholas Dirks was sworn in as the university’s chancellor, the faculty’s highest ranking position. One of Dirks’ primary obligations in his new role is to find new funding for the university. The numbers are stark. Ten years ago, a semester for a resident undergraduate cost less than $3,000 and about a third of the school’s funding came from the state. This semester, the state provides only about 11 percent of the funding and tuition is two and a half times higher. 

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6:13pm

Wed May 1, 2013
Politics

Young immigrants torn between their future and their families

Carlos Hernandez Martinez, at the Undocumented Student Program, UC Berkeley
Luis Flores

Tucked away in the student center at University of California Berkeley, the Undocumented Student Program is designed to be a national model. It makes college possible for students without legal status.

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2:25pm

Tue April 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Goats, poetry, and Cuban dance

CubaCaribe Festival

THURSDAY

Poems Under the Dome // Go to San Francisco's City Hall to celebrate National Poetry Month. It’s an open-mike event, so bring something to recite, or just listen. It’ll be sheer poetry in either case. // DETAILS: Poems Under the Dome, City Hall, San Francisco, April 18, 5:30pm. Cost: FREE

FRIDAY

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