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Men’s gymnastics saved at UC Berkeley

Cal junior Kyle Bunthuwong on the rings/Photo: Update 5 p.m. Some further details about the saving of men’s gymnastics emerged at today’s press conference. The team currently operates with 4.7 scholarships split among nine athletes. Graduating seniors account for 1.7 of those, so the team will operate with 3.0 scholarships next year. Fundraising above […]

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After last year’s tumult, UC officials optimistic

Chancellor Robert Birgeneau The chancellor of UC Berkeley held an upbeat press conference on Thursday to say that the campus is bouncing back from last year’s tumult. Declaring himself “cautiously optimistic,” Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said that the campus is on a sounder financial footing than it was last year, thanks to a 32% increase in […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety, Schools

Panel: UC police and administration acted badly in November 20 student protests

Protesters occupying Wheeler Hall. UC Berkeley police and university officials did a poor job of managing the November 20, 2009 occupation of Wheeler Hall, according to a 128-page report released today by an independent investigative panel. Even though administrators and police were aware that there would be protests, they did little to prepare, according to […]

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Protesters attack home of UC Chancellor as he sleeps

A broken light in front of chancellor’s home (Courtesy Noah Berger, AP) A broken light in front of chancellor’s home (Courtesy Noah Berger, AP) State and university officials are condemning a Friday night attack on the home of the UC Berkeley Chancellor. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called the 11:15 pm incident, in which eight people were arrested, […]